A question of timing... how late is too late?
Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:46 AM
I have a question. We're now 6 months out from our DW. We've been planning a DW since last year around this time... so we've had the blessing of a long time to plan and save.
But as of today, nothing has gone our way in terms of finances... with both of us laid off, our parents refusing to help, and our small business not quite at the level we had visioned, we just flat out don't have the money. FI keeps telling me to keep the faith and hold on - he says we have plenty of time to get the money (apparently he plans on quickly growing our business).
So what do we do? How late is too late to book the hotel and allow our guests to book? I mean... we have the date, time, and gazebo reserved at the resort... and I've come really close to booking the room block. But we just don't quite have the money for a full deposit yet... and I'm feeling totally irresponsible about not being able to send out our save the dates with information about booking.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 07:20 AM
I hope it all works out for you
Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:04 AM
Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:26 AM
I guess my other question is, ... are your family and friends who will be invited 'in the know' about the DW? Meaning the ones that you desparately want to be in attendance at the wedding? I would be verbally telling those 'special' people that your intention is to get married away in the next six months, to give them time to save money for the trip.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:37 AM
Posted 06 August 2009 - 05:15 PM
Everyone knows it is a DW. As soon as we decided on DW, we picked a date 18 months out and told our closest friends and family... then a few months after that we had an engagement party and reminded them... so its not like it is going to blindside anyone.
People are just getting kinda ansy about booking (my aunt already booked on her own) which makes me ansy about not giving them the opportunity to book.... and in order for that we need to get the contract signed with our deposit.
We've been barely skating by on unemployment... my "pay" was cut in half going on unemployment - leaving me just enough for some of my bills and then I went through a series of 3 bad roomates in a row who stole about 2500 dollars from me in total (which was my wedding money). So yeah... we are at the square root of nothing right now.
2 months you say? Ok. 2 months it is.
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