I was so happy when my boyfriend of 1 year proposed to me on 2/29/2012. Although we only dated a year we have known each other for ages. I met him when at work and shortly after I realized he lived down the street from the house I grew up in. We were in such close proximity he used to hang out with my older brothe and we had some of the same friends. I remember asking my brother does he know my fiance and he told me yea, he's a great guy. For some reason at that time I could not see pass a friendship with him.
Overtime our friendship grew and last year we were both in between relationships and realized that there was a mutual atraction their. We started dating. Shortly after he lost his job at Lowes. We took this oppurtunity to move to in together. He has resonly started working again at a much lower wage and our finances are not what they used to be. We are both students and struggle to stay in school and work full time jobs. We barely make enough money to cover all the bills. However we manage to scrap up all the money we could to cover the cost of a very modest wedding. We were going to use our school refund and tax returns to pay for the ceremony. Until his car broke down a month after the proposal. This was not a reqular mechanics bill. This bill was well over $1,000. This has put a huge dent into our already small budget. I'm starting to think a wedding is not possible for us, however I dreamed of my big day since I was a little girl. I hate to think that I would have to let my dreams just go away.
None of our family were able to help cover the cost of this bill because they are on very fixed incomes. They already feel terrible for not being able to contribute I don't want to add any more pressure on them being that I now can't even afford to pay my balances. I hope that some people can find it in their hearts to contribute to my very modest ceremony. So I can walk down the aisle and say I do to the man that I love in front of my family and friends the way we planned to two months ago.