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Anyone else planning their wedding while unemployed?

 

My FI has a good and stable job but I have been unemployed for the last 8 months. It has ben tough going ahead with the wedding planning and having the kind of wedding that I want to have, that is one reason we have slowed down with the planning a bit hoping that I will get a job soon.

 

Is anyone else facing the same problem?

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I haven't had the exact same problem but similar. I became unemployed last may and the year before that i had to move unexpectedly and quickly. I was renting an apartment in a 2 family home and the homeowners lost the house in foreclosure and never told us. We kept paying rent to them right up until we got a notice from the bank saying we had to move!!

 

After that my FI and I decided to move our wedding date from Sept. 5, 2010 to Sept. 4, 2011. As of late weâ€ve suffered a few more financial set backs and decided to cancel our local wedding and just get married in mexico! So we are hoping to change our date to May 14, 2011. We are in the process of cancelling with our current venue but they are being very difficult about it even though we are giving them more than a yearâ€s notice. I think they have suffered greatly as they are a relatively brand new venue and most likely suffered a lot of cancellations to boot. I am now at the point where Iâ€ll be happy with half my deposit back.

 

So pretty much wedding planning from almost the get go has been painful and not fun for me at all due to financial constraints. However, our new plans of getting married in cancun, mexico has got me excited and giddy to wedding plan!!

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You've had a lot going on also. But I agree with you with the feeling of not fun. Most times I feel the same way, instead of excitement it is worry, but I know everything will work out for the both us!

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I'm really sorry that you're having to go through this. On the bright side, it seems like you may have a little extra free time to tackle money-saving DIY projects and to research ways to have your dream wedding without spending as much. I'd like to be able to spend more time doing both, but it's hard to fit that into a day if I'm working 17 hours!

 

Good luck with the job hunting. I know it's tough out there right now, but if you can keep your spirits up, you'll get through it.... or become a reality TV star! (just kidding... I wouldn't wish that on you!)

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LeAnne, you are so right. I spend my time (when not job hunting) looking into budget savvy ways to save and have the wedding that I want but at a much cheaper price. The reality t.v. star is something to think about (no way! I wouldn't wish that on me either). But thanks for the well wishes. I am hoping that something works out soon.

 

You ladies are great!

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Aisha girl you know that some way some how it will all fall into place. Take the time to research cheaper destinations, work on getting that great deal and bit by bit put in place all your DIY projects for your dream wedding. The job will come, I know it is hard right now but it will come. Things always work out. Pazz I pm'ed you.

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Aisha,

 

Im in the same boat too im afraid, It's been two months now and it drives me insane the way things are just now! Fi is bearing up well doing 3 Jobs!!

 

The ladies are right somehow bit by bit it will fall into place, something has to give right!!

 

I just need to remind myself to have faith! or I will loose the confidence i need to get me the job that will help us get to our DW and relax and enjoy it!!

 

On a plus side the extra time i have used on researching DIY projects are helping cut the budget so thats a good thing.. goodness knows where I'll have the time to do them once i'm working again!! lol!

 

Keep your chin up and keep faith Aisha

 

Jodie.xx

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Hi Aisha!!! We have the same problem. FI lost his job two weeks before Christmas! He has been temping. Right now they have nothing for him so he's been out of work getting unemployment for the last three weeks. With everything already sent out and not having the option to cancel here are some things we did to save/cut back:

 

- We moved to a smaller apartment. We were renting a huge house and didn't need all that space. Right now in rent alone we are saving $700.

- LOTS of DIY. I did my own invitations, bought the templates on sale at Michaels and added my own twist. I never knew I could be so creative!

- Solicit help from my BMs on those DIY projects.

- Look for SALES!

- I ordered a knock off version of my wedding dress and saved thousands. (This option is touchy for some people, but again, we are relying on one income)

- BUDGET, BUDGET, BUDGET! And stick to it! I decided to go with real touch flowers instead of real ones just to cut costs.

- Instead of flowers for the BMs, they will be carrying parasols.

- FI pays all the small bills. That way I can use that money on things toward the wedding.

- I got a photographer that gave me one set price with no time limit. That way I am getting the most for my money.

 

These are just some of the examples to try to cut back and hopefully in the mean time you will find something. best of luck to you!!!!

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Jenn those are great money saving tips!!

 

I am going to attempt to DIY my invitations. I am not creative at all but all the threads on here for DIY invitations are so helpful and now I have more confidence that I should be able to put together something that I envision!

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