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    • Lauralozzle
    • By Lauralozzle 2nd Jan 17, 9:13 AM
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    The Wedding Fund
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    • 2nd Jan 17, 9:13 AM
    The Wedding Fund 2nd Jan 17 at 9:13 AM
    Hi, I'm Laura.

    I've spoken about my wedding fund on the debt free wannabe board but I thought I'd make a diary dedicated to saving.

    I'm saving for one thing in particular this year - my wedding.

    I'm getting married on 5 November 2017, to my wonderful fianc! Tom. We've been together ten years so it was about time!
    We were going to wait until 2018 however, I have a very ill grandfather so we have moved it forward to hopefully accommodate him. It means a lot that he will be there so hopefully he will be.

    I have a strict saving budget. Unfortunately we can't throw all our money at saving because we also have some debts to pay off - mainly hire car purchase agreements (x2 cars), sofa on credit and of course the mortgage.

    I don't have a strict budget for the wedding - around £8000-£9000 pounds (it cannot exceed £10,000 at all and I hope to not come close to this!). I am aware this is an awful lot of money but I only intend on doing this once!!! And I don't want to look back on the day with regret. I also don't want to start married life with a huge credit card debt around my neck, although we have conceded that there will be a little on the credit card as a consequence of moving it forward.

    To date we have £2448 in the wedding fund (which doesn't seem like a lot at all)

    We have also paid £500 deposit for the venue, £100 deposit for the photographer and £50 deposit for registrar so we have made a start!
    December grocery challenge £129.31/£250 | December NSD 2/15
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    • Lauralozzle
    • By Lauralozzle 2nd Apr 17, 5:42 PM
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    So, I've received a call and my wedding dress is made - it's arrived a lot earlier than I thought it would. I go to try it on, on the 20th April. I've just got to get my bridal underwear now!
    Last edited by Lauralozzle; 02-04-2017 at 8:57 PM.
    December grocery challenge £129.31/£250 | December NSD 2/15
    Credit Card 1: £145 (0%) | Credit Card 2: £2,256.06 (0%) | Credit Card 3: £787.60 (0%) Car Finance: £8,053 (7.9% APR) | Mortgage: £111,363 (3.99% APR)
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 2nd Apr 17, 7:27 PM
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    Hooray. Wedding. Yay.
    Happiness Fund (Dec 1st 2017)
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