I'm in a funk. My parents are divorced, but have been getting along great... until now.
They were both going to help pay for the wedding but now "the divorce" has come up and my dad has decided that because my mom won't sign over money that she was given in the divorce decree (from 22 years ago), he can't afford to help pay. So my initial budget is now slashed. This is after I've already been using it to figure all of my expenses.
We have already put down deposits on the venue, caterer, DJ, florist, photographer, cake, officiant, bartender and hair/makeup. I've bought my dress, shoes and jewelry. We're ordering invitations this weekend. The only thing not official yet is the linens and table decorations and we're supposed to go do that next weekend.
So my question is, where do I cut out expenses? I thought I was already being pretty thrifty - I'm not spending a whole lot as it is, but everyone we've met with is already booked for the day. I will lose my deposits on all of them if I cancel. My fiance and I are trying to come up with what we can to supplement the amount that my dad was going to provide, but it's really stressing me out.
Any suggestions? TIA.
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