Hello, friends! I don't use this style of message board often, so excuse me if I don't respond back. But I just need to vent. So my fiance started planning our wedding over a year ago, and set ourselves a modest budget of $18,000. At the time we both had steady employment, and I even accepted a new position that had me making much more than before.
Then COVID hit. In these last 4 months both my fiance and I were furloughed, and I was the only one of us getting paid. (My job was still paying us.) He only received the first two weeks of unemployment, and then he could never get back on again. But he did UberEats deliveries, which allowed us to stay afloat. And our wedding got pushed back from June to October.
But now the tables have turned. I have been permanently let go from both of my jobs, due to the virus. He's back at work but making the bare minimum of hours. And I'm not eligible for unemployment because it keeps finding some reason to deem me ineligible. (Thanks Florida DEO.)
So now I'm getting depressed. I'm trying to get excited for my wedding, but not sure if it will even happen. Also, I'm now looking at that $18,000 budget and wondering how we'll even pay for the vendors we've already booked. Before I was excited, and knew we were okay in the financial side of it. Now I look and all I see are dollar signs. I've been trying to find a new job, but nothing is hiring. I know it will probably all work out, but help me calm down in the meantime. I hate feeling depressed over this!