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Originally Posted by DeeP10 View Post

 

Lmao!

 

So here's a funny for ya'll . I've been sitting at the hotel all day waiting to go to work and I realized that

 

A. They put little burlap bags in the room for their coffee. It's the ones with the drawstrings that I want for my favors

 

B. they put little packets in the room with a nail file . Cotton balls , ear cleaners , mouthwash and a little sewing kit etc.

 

I'm like.... Omg I'm gonna ask the cleaning lady to give me more and if I do that on every layover for the next year ill have enough stuff for my OOT bags . Lmao. Hahahahaha

 

I swear I'm gonna write a book on saving a buck. Lol

 

JUst take the bags! Depending on which resort you chose. Ahem!! Barcelo Bavaro lol, you don't need the other stuff! lol

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Originally Posted by DeeP10 View Post

 

Ok ladies .

 

Here's a touchy subject I think many of you will have a comment about. It seems we all have a lot in common about the problems of planning a wedding.

 

My FI and I are pretty much paying for our own wedding. I assume our parents will contribute something or another eventually but I don't know a number and don't want to assume.

 

My parents paying for everything is never going to happen nor would I want It to. My dads always complaining about not ever being able to retire and my mom doesn't work.

 

So here's my question. My FI and I don't have a bank account yet together and although we plan on splitting the costs of the wedding I'm the one doing all this preliminary stuff. sTD's , stamps, little trips to Michaels blah blah, and I've just started. Te reality is that as women we are always just picking p little things that they would never think of . So after your 25th trip to the dollar stores and Michaels and charming Charlie's and all that stuff starts adding up.

 

Since my FI isn't really " there yet" how do you keep track of the expenses . I mean obviously you write it down and save receipts , but how do you make the expenses even. You ask him for money every couple of days? Cuz I'm still not the type to do that ( wifey to be or not, I'm too proud. Lol) but I'm working on it.

 

Do you guys get my question. Yes we will split photographers , videographers all that big stuff but how about all these other little things that add up to hundreds of dollars? Especially when he isn't even thinking wedding yet.

 

I hate finance talk but it has to be done. He would never deny me anything but he's kind of weird it doesn't seem to occur to him to be like " how much do I owe u for half the STD?)

 

Please don't think I'm cheap but shit! The reality is he wanted the big wedding when I wanted to run away get hitched and spend a month traveling with the money. Lol

I created a spreadsheet on google drive where I track everything and gave him access to it. He pays his half of the balance the first of every month.  It's worked well. 

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JUst take the bags! Depending on which resort you chose. Ahem!! Barcelo Bavaro lol, you don't need the other stuff! lol
Maybe ill add that to my visits next week. I'm going to go see, dreams palm beach. Melia and Now Larimar.

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Lmao! So here's a funny for ya'll . I've been sitting at the hotel all day waiting to go to work and I realized that A. They put little burlap bags in the room for their coffee. It's the ones with the drawstrings that I want for my favors B. they put little packets in the room with a nail file . Cotton balls , ear cleaners , mouthwash and a little sewing kit etc. I'm like.... Omg I'm gonna ask the cleaning lady to give me more and if I do that on every layover for the next year ill have enough stuff for my OOT bags . Lmao. Hahahahaha I swear I'm gonna write a book on saving a buck. Lol
LMAO! ! That's right get the savings. .

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LMAO! ! That's right get the savings. .
I just purchased 4 wedding week survival kuts from a previous bride here for my oot bags and that's perfect sincd I only have 2 bm. So will be 1 oot bag per couple. The wedding week survival kits aee in my colors as well as they havs 11 items in each bag. Woooo hooo. Greataavings for me.

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Totally get what you mean! FI and I don't have a bank account together either and we are splitting the costs as well. He gave me a big chunk of money to put into my savings account and I have been using that to purchase the small stuff from Michaels and Dollar store.. I have yet to put money into the savings besides the $1 that goes in for every debt transaction :eek: We decided to put a certain amount of money in my savings every month since I'm the one making purchases. Maybe you can workout something like that with your FI.

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Totally get what you mean! FI and I don't have a bank account together either and we are splitting the costs as well. He gave me a big chunk of money to put into my savings account and I have been using that to purchase the small stuff from Michaels and Dollar store.. I have yet to put money into the savings besides the $1 that goes in for every debt transaction :eek: We decided to put a certain amount of money in my savings every month since I'm the one making purchases. Maybe you can workout something like that with your FI.
My fl and I have separate babk accounts for our regular check and finances and we opened up separate account together just for wedding and havd deposit from our pay goes in eah of our pay period

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