Help us make our special day happen

Update posted by Kevin McCumiskey On Mar 15, 2019

I moved from New York to Denver on a whim for a job. I only knew one person in the whole state, and we hadn't spoken in years. I reignited our friendship, and a few weeks after moving here there was a birthday party planned for her. I was unable to go due to just starting a new job and not having enough money to socialize yet. Her (my friend) then boyfriend (now husband) got into a car accident and the party was postponed. This time I was able to go. At her birthday party, I met a woman named Heather. She spent all night making fun of me, while I made her laugh. I belted every word to Shania Twain's "Man I Feel Like A Woman" at the bar while shooting pool (terribly). We all spent the night at Heather's condo, after going out. The next morning I woke up on the couch cuddling with Heather's two dogs. We walked across the street to the coffee shop and we spent over three hours playing chess and getting to know each other. On my drive home, I called my best friend and declared "I found the one!" From that day forward we have been in love, and we have spent every single day together, except when one of us traveled. It took two weeks of being together every day before we had our first kiss, and once again I knew I had found the one I was going to spend the rest of my life with.

My future wife and I picked the perfect wedding venue, the perfect date, everything was perfect. It was even more than doable price wise when we picked it. Since then my soon to be mother in law kicked us out of the condo we were renting from her (violated her own lease) so she could sell it. We have 5 beautiful pets (three dogs and two cats) and we were almost out on the streets. We could not find anything to rent with the animals, and we could not stand the heartbreak of giving our babies up. We bought a house together out of necessity, and are having trouble paying for the rest of our wedding. Family, the one group we thought we could rely on, has put us in this situation. The invitations have already gone out, hotels have been booked, and we have spent more than half for the wedding. Please help me give my future wife the incredible amazing day that she deserves. Please help us.

We were living in the Denver Metro Area and could not afford a house there. We moved to Colorado Springs. We both had to leave our good paying jobs because of the commute. We both found stable employment, but find ourselves making much less than we were before. Also two weeks before we were told we would be thrown out of the condo, Heather's sister, Bonnie, had a few major issues with her vehicle. This is the only way she has to get to and from work, and there were major safety issues. She could not afford to fix the vehicle, and could not afford to buy a new one. After a very quick discussion, Heater and I decided to pay $5000 to repair Bonnie's car instead of buying her a new one. That $5000 was meant for our wedding. The rest of the wedding money we had saved (and more) had to go towards our down payment on our house, leaving us struggling.

Even though we are in this situation and are desperate to try and figure this out, we would make all the same decisions again. Protecting our animals, and protecting our family are and will always be more important. If you can help our dream come true that would be incredible. Thank you for your consideration.

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