(Closed) No budget vs. Low budget

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: I am...
    Paying for my wedding and on a strict budget. : (26 votes)
    38 %
    Paying for my wedding and cost isn't much of a concern. : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Being given a wedding by parents (or other) and on a strict budget. : (10 votes)
    15 %
    Being given a wedding by parents (or other) and cost isn't much of a concerns : (11 votes)
    16 %
    Paying for my wedding and it is middle of the road. : (12 votes)
    18 %
    Being given a wedding and it is middle of the road. : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3098 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I’m paying for my wedding with cash, and both sets of parents have helped (probably $2k in gifts from them) and we are covering the rest (with a budget of no more than $5k).

    Post # 4
    Member
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    my option isn’t really there. i am having what i consider to be middle of the road, and my parents are paying for half while FI and I will cover the rest!

    Post # 6
    Member
    990 posts
    Busy bee

    We’re hoping not to spend any more than 2k to be honest. And yeah, that’ll be hard … but I know we can do it with discipline. My parents are going to help out some, with buying decorations, etc. But it’s mostly on us!

    Post # 7
    Member
    898 posts
    Busy bee

    We’re paying for it all by ourselves, and trying to pay less than 5k for the whole thing….sounds cheap, but it’s rough times right now!

    Post # 8
    Member
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My option isn’t on there either.

    We have a budget of about $20K (not including honeymoon) and we’re paying for 1/2 ourselves and his and my parents are contributing the other half.

    Post # 9
    Member
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    my parents are paying for the wedding, and they gave us a certain amount and said spend what you want and keep the rest. so for me, i’m planning on a strict budget because i want to have a lot left over.

    Post # 10
    Member
    35 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    My fiance’s parents are paying for it and his mom keeps telling me to get whatever I want. Like she never answered us about a budget and seems like she doesn’t care. The place she suggested is $7000 just to rent it for a Saturday night without anything included…yea… so I haven’t been caring too much about a budget because I don’t really have one. I do try to get the best deals for what I want though because I don’t like wasting money.

    Post # 11
    Member
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I am paying half, and my mom/his parents are paying the other half.  Not too concerned about sticking to the budget, but I hopt not to be more than $5k over.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    We’re paying for the whole thing, and we aren’t really following a budget.  Fortunately, we’re frugal by nature, so I’m not worried about it.

    Post # 13
    Member
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My parents offered us $5,000 towards our wedding so we decided to do the whole shebang for that amount and focus our savings on buying a house.

    Post # 14
    Member
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We’re contributing half and his parents are helping with almost half. My parents each chipped in 1,000 and my dad and step mom bought my dress!

    Post # 15
    Member
    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    I’m being given a wedding by my parents, and I don’t really have a budget. I was shooting for like 35k, but as of right now I’ve spent 19-20k on dress, music, cake, and photog, aka like nothing. It’s looking like it’s going to be upwards of 50k. I don’t know how this got so out of control. lol

    Post # 16
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    824 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

    we’re paying for half and my parents are paying for the other half.  We’re trying to stay between 30K and 35K including the honeymoon.

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