(Closed) How did you pay for your wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

We didn’t borrow money – I have this thing against borrowing money for anything other than a house and to pay my tuition at school.

But I would recommend doing up a budget of what you can realistically save and how long it will take you to save enough money. It’s also important to do up a realistic budget of how much your wedding will cost you so you can see how much you actually need.

I recommend finding things on the weddingbee classifieds or ebay. You can save sooooo much money. Especially on a wedding dress. My ebay designer 2nd hand dress was $1,000 less than retail. Also, try not to buy into the wedding industry too much by making your own invitations, floral arrangments, favors etc. There are lots of tips on this website that will help you save money!

Good luck! Let us know if you have specific questions about how to save money on something!

Post # 4
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Worker bee

We havent financed anything (yet- and hopefully will not).  I got a job bartending fri and sat night which is giving me about an extra $1000 a month and my FI is working about 15 hours of ot a week to help out as well.. our parents aren’t much help(mine are no help – his are contributing to the reception, thank goodness!). 

and I agree with MsB look for bargains to reduce your wedding costs 🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I recently posted a blog about similar topic and there were a few responses.  Hope it helps.

How are you paying for your wedding?

It doesn’t really approach the topic of how and where to finance, but should give you a good idea.  My thought is that I don’t want to go into debt for just a wedding.  We’re trying our best to stay on track. Good luck!

  

Post # 6
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

we’re paying for both weddings ourselves

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Borrowing for the wedding is not an option we considered – we are lucky enough to own both our cars, have a reasonable mortgage on my house, and will have two kids (FI’s) in college next year.  We budgeted our wedding and reception based on what we could afford, and my parents have been nice enough to supplement that where the resulting event didn’t meet their expectations .  Sure, we could have a much grander celebration, but the important thing is our life afterwards, and we don’t want to compromise that for a day of partying we can’t really afford.

Post # 8
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244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We budgeted the wedding for what we could afford and have saved. We’ve had a long engagement so that has helped. 

Please don’t go into debt just to throw a big party.  The best gift you can giver yourself and your marraige is to start out debt free. Disagreements and stress over money is the number one cause of divorce…nobody needs that strike against them from the very beginning.

 It’s easy to get sucked into buying things when you are in the moment but you’ll probably be hating it when you’re still paying for chair covers a year after your wedding at 8% interest.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Try http://www.firstagain.com . We aren’t using them, but they are one of our advertising clients.  if they ask tell them traffic.com sent you.

Post # 10
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Newbee

we just budgeted and planned! My good friend got married a year before me and admitted that she spent waaayyy too much money on extras that she doesnt even remember.

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