First my FI got furloughed two Fridays ago...that means a 5% pay cut and mandatory one day off a month...not too terrible compared to some people so we took it in stride and made some cuts to our monthly budget.
Then last Friday...I got a 8% pay cut. Seriously?! Why now...not to mention I just got a new job and took a much lower salary due to the current economic situation.
So here is my question...why has the wedding industry not felt the pinch of the economic downturn? Is it on a one year lag? Do vendors live in denial? Are brides still having lavish weddings? I don't get it.
Now I begin my attempt to work some deals...we are already doing a budget wedding only now I have to get serious about saving some money. Can I furlough my wedding vendors? Give them all a 8% pay cut? Haha. Probably not.
I have cut everything I can and now I am left with fixed costs like our wedding venue and other vendors who refuse to budge.
What is a girl to do?