Just as we are 5 days away from the “4 months to go!” mark, and I was actually getting excited about flowers, for crying out loud (isn’t the blue and purple so pretty???), we got word that there are construction delays at our original venue. CRAP. This had been locked in like a whole YEAR ago and was one of the first things we had checked off the list. We always knew there were renovations about to be done…and the delays were adding up but we were just in touch in early April and everything looked good, they promised things would be done by Mid-September.
Now of course there are now foundation issues and they will probably still be renovating the house… Ugh… We are still welcome to use their space, but no guarantees what will be done and not done!
Just trying to breathe here…and figure out where else we can get married that doesn’t gouge my eyeballs out. So many places are like $6,500-$8,500 just for the venue, or $100 per person!
I know there are brides that plan things in just 4 months, right?!?
Another milestone I finally crept under…sub-$70k! My total student loan debt got down to $69,885.92 on May 2nd! This was just with the minimum payments since we switched the plan from student debt payoff to wedding and home savings. I paid the standard $557, which brought down my total by only $330 (UGH, $227 in interest!). On the plus side, it’s also a huge payoff milestone–over $25k for the first time! $25,140.95 paid off total since the birth of this blog. Hooray!
Budget-wise, April was much like March, as in still semi-sharing with Mr. Bacon’s dad and stepmom, although by the end of April, they were about 90% at their beach house. So a similar theme in that we went over budget in fast food and dining out, and under budget for groceries. We also switched Mr. Bacon’s license plates back to Delaware ($738 for a year-old car, yech!).
The great news of course, mentioned in my previous post, is that our landlord back in the DC area let us off the hook for the remainder of our lease in terms of not having to pay the $1500/month rent until the old condo gets rented out. (It’s still not rented out…and I just saw he dropped the rent down to $1450.) Thank you, landlord! We can actually pay off debts and save up money now!
Coming up, at least our credit card debt is much better–just under $1800 right now, with our $1200 security deposit due in the mail any day now. So the goals in May are to pay off that credit card debt, save up wedding money and finalize our vendors and invitations, and start investigating the possibility of buying a house.
Spoiler alert! We actually got approved for up to a $325k house today…which actually gets you something nice in Delaware! More on wedding planning and house hunting soon.