Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A down payment on a dress????

When I first went dress shopping, I found a dress I loved and put down a "down payment". I was so excited, as soon as we left the store, I sent Mr. Newport a text (he was at work). My text said something like: "I found the dress! I put a down payment on it!". Shortly after, Mr. Newport called extremely stressed out......

He wanted to know what I meant by down payment, so I said "you know like a deposit?", confused as to why he sounded so stressed. As soon as I said deposit a sigh of relief came. I was so confused. Apparently there is a difference between a deposit and a down payment. He assumed I was financing the dress, which means it is expensive and not in our budget. He was extremely relieved to hear the dress was in our budget and I was not going into debt to finance a dress!

Has anyone else stressed out their fi by using the wrong terminology during the planning phase?

4 comments:

Nicole-Lynn said...

Haha poor fiance, you almost gave him a heart attack :) j/k.

That's great you found your dress!

LauraAnn said...

Haha! That is too funny! He was probably sitting there thinking your dress cost the equivalent of a car or something.

Glad you found your dress! :-)

My Dream Ring said...

Eeek! I didn't know the difference either. Bless his heart...Woot can't wait to see the dress, CONGRATS!

Newport Nuptials said...

@ LauraAnn - he worked at a car dealership at the time, so that is exactly what he was thinking lol

The dress is still a work in progress. I think it's the one, but it's been awhile sicne I've seen it and I hardly tried any on so I'm tempted to try on more. I can put my "deposit" towards any dress in the store!