Post # 1
You can answer based on the monetary amount or a percentage of your budget BTW 🙂
I keep seeing it everywhere – apparently my parents are supposed to be helping pay for our wedding. It’s crazy but I never knew this! I always assumed it was the job of the bride/groom since its their wedding but my MOH just informed me that this is a modern day dowry situation.:P
So anywho how much are your parents kicking in?
EDIT: It just occurred to me that the way I posted this made me sound selfish! D: Yikes. I didn’t mean that its the parents duty to pay, I just meant that its more common for parents to help out in some way. I understand that just because I’m getting married doesn’t mean i have a right to my parents hard earned cash – they’re actually not helping pay at all 🙂 Sorry for the confusion!
Post # 3
FIL paid about 1/3, my mom paid about 1/12th, my father paid another 1/12th, we paid the rest.
Actually, it USED to be tradition that parents paid for the wedding. Nowadays, it falls much more on the couple.
Post # 6
We were very lucky. My parents paid for the entire wedding and my inlaws paid for the rehearsal dinner and shuttles for everyone to and from the wedding so we didn’t haev to worry about anyone drinking and driving.
Post # 7
My parents offered a very generous budget to us. They did not expect that to cover certain costs, such as rings, accessories for me, and beauty (hair/makeup). We are expecting that considering the parts we will be paying, my parents will be contributing around 85% of wedding costs. MY FI’s parents are not financially well off and haven’t offered any (monetary or otherwise) contributions.
Post # 8
My parents are paying for the big ticket items, like the rentals and the food.
FILs are paying for the bar and the rehearsal dinner.
The rest is paid by myself and the FI!
Post # 9
My parents are helping to pay for the dress.
Post # 10
Not a thin dime…and I’m OK with that. I am 35 and FI is 42…it would seem weird to me if they were paying =)
Post # 11
FIL’s will take care of booze and the rehearsal dinner, everything else will be FI and I.
Post # 12
they are paying for about 25% and we are getting the rest. But our budget is a over average so it is A LOT of money out of our pockets (and we are not even having anything extravagant!…ok except photography maybe). Ugh, I hope this wedding is worth it, seriously. I really really wish I had above average wealth in times like this.
Post # 13
MY dad contributed a little less than half for our wedding
Post # 14
@JamaicaBride: yeah i guess it really would depend on the age of the couple too 😛 Forgot about that one~
Post # 15
My parents paid for about a third, my inlaws another thrid and my FI and myself the other third 🙂
Post # 16
My parents are paying for the whole wedding, his parents the rehearsal.