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Money, money, money - I am sick of f*cking money!!

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kittylette · 04/06/2007 21:35

This is just a pure and simple rant!

Why are we always looking for money?

Theres always something that needs doing, needs fixing .. nd it usually happens after you buy something unessacary!!

The wedding struggle is still going on, MIL still hasnt gave us any money

my fridge and freezer are both knackered, they both just keep opening and randomly defrosting!

we need to pay for the wedding, my DP has started driving lessons, its my sons first birthday, he needs to be christened, money, money, money, money money!

I just want DP to get a small loan so we can just sort out all the stuff thats falling apart. but noone will give us one

not looking for answers on how to sort it all out, im not sure we can.

Im just sick to death of it all

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walbert · 04/06/2007 21:42

Because it's shit and life would be far too easy without the bloody stuff! Can you hang on til sales for christenong stuff: don't bother with a buffet at do after: we didn't and it saves dosh, sorry, don't know your prev threads, are you getting married or are you now married? if getting married, tell mil you are eloping as cheaper and you've no dosh. Might put nose out of joint that there'll be no do to wear a posh frock to so might cough up some dosh!! Get ebaying and good luck

kittylette · 04/06/2007 21:43

Im gonna have to cancel the wedding, MIL txtd me and said shes skint

so basically she wont give us our money

im gonna ring and see if i can rebook for next year and save my deposit

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kittylette · 04/06/2007 21:44

its money that weve borrowed her btw,

yes wedding date was going to be Nov 17th

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tiredemma · 04/06/2007 21:44

how much was she going to give you?

walbert · 04/06/2007 21:44

Really, do you fancy taking kid(s) and eloping with your dp? get married on cheap, and nice and quiet!

kittylette · 04/06/2007 21:46

she borrowed £300 (the money her ex hubby gave us towards the wedding) and said she would give us £500 ontop,

but weve been waiting months, wedding is 6 months away and without the £800 we arent going to be able to pay

im going to try and book it for 2008

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kittylette · 04/06/2007 21:46

i dont want to elope, id like a big family wedding

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pucca · 04/06/2007 21:50

Getting married doesnt have to be expensive, our wedding wasnt an expensive one but i wouldnt have had it any other way even if we had 10K to spend.

We had a small registry office wedding (which was lovely!) then a evening "do" at a local pub (function room) at the end of the day well imo, it isnt about how much it costs! it is about actually getting married...committing to your dp, not how posh your "do" is.It was £100 for the actual wedding iirc, then you just hire a room for the evening all depends on what is important.

I know what you mean about money though, we are currently trying to get some money together to carpet our new house (when we eventually move!) and things keep cropping up, like having to spend £150 on the dog at the vets on Saturday.

pucca · 04/06/2007 21:55

Forgot to add....

I did my own cake, decorated it myself with sugar flowers, borrowed my dress from my friend but was in fact going to just get married in a white trouser suit.My dh just bought a suit from tesco lol, a nice one though, as it was more expensive to hire one than buy one, my dd who was flower girl/bridesmaid wore a special occasion dress in the sale from Next, oh and i just did my hair and make up myself.

The only lavish items were my flowers (bouquet of fresh lillies) and button hole's for the few guests, i had the most important people there, not every tom, dick and harry .

Even the wedding rings were pretty cheap, everything was done on a very tight budget...but you know what i enjoyed doing the cake myself and organising everything myself it made it more special.

pucca · 04/06/2007 21:55

Look on my profile for a pic of me on wedding day.

mumblechum · 04/06/2007 21:57

And couldn't you put off the christening for a while?

Have you tried all the obvious things, taking a second job in the evenings etc?

Ceolas · 04/06/2007 21:59

Would it be ridiculous to suggest you have DS christened at the wedding?

Everyone would be there already...

pucca · 04/06/2007 22:00

Sorry i am going on a bit now lol

The christening...again if it is about the important bit of having your child christened it doesnt have to cost the earth.

Most churches just ask for a donation, so you give what you can afford, the christening outfit itself doesnt have to be a top of the range one, or maybe borrow one from a family member or friend. Ask the guests back to your house afterwards and put on a buffet yourself (wont cost the earth)

lailasmum · 08/06/2007 12:26

Round here we have this thing called refubish, its furniture forum and you can get good quality second hand appliances for next to nothing. They have been serviced. Phone your council and ask if there is one where you live. I know there are a few round the county like the sofa project and similar.

lailasmum · 08/06/2007 12:28

I meant a few around the country not county

Katymac · 08/06/2007 12:30

DD's christening was on a saturday afternoon

We had coffee & cake afterwards - it was lovely (& cheap - no buffet)

OrmIrian · 08/06/2007 12:33

Me too kittylette

Still waiting for some unknown very wealthy relative to die and leave me a few 100k..... think I'll be waiting a loooong time.

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