- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2009
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Hi! I am doing a survey about wedding finances and budget disputes as a research project for an anthropology seminar.
Thank you very much for taking the time to complete this survey as thoroughly and honestly as possible.
All data will be completely anonymous once it is collected and no handles or names will be used. Please e-mail survey results to [email protected], if you would like more confidentiality than responding directly to this post on WeddingBee.
1. How old are you? How old is your fiance/ fiancee? If you’re already married, how old were you both when you tied the knot?
2. Where are you getting married (city/state/type of location -e.g. garden, church, museum)? If you’re already married, where did you get married? Where are you having (or did you have) your reception?
3. What is/ was your total wedding budget (either expected, if you’re engaged, or actual, if you’re already married)?
4. Who paid (or is paying) for your wedding? (If multiple people are paying for it, please list the cost distribution. For example: groom’s parents are paying for rehearsal dinner; expected cost $2,000; bride and groom are paying for flowers; expected cost $3,000)
5. Did the cost distribution change from the beginning of the wedding planning process to the end? (For example: The bride was originally going to pay for her own wedding dress but the mother-of-the-bride ended up paying for it). Please list the ways the cost distribution changed.
6. Why did it change?
7. Were (or are) there any disagreements over the budget between parties who are paying? (For example: bride and groom want all vegetarian food, parents don’t; bride’s parents wanted certain ceremony location, groom’s parents didn’t). Please list any budget disagreements.
8. If you resolved these disagreements, how did you this? If you didn’t resolve them, what was the result?
9. Who is the primary wedding planner? (For example: the bride; the bride and groom; the bride’s parents; a wedding planner)
10. Did the amount of money a person contributed to the wedding affect the level of "say" (i.e. decision-making power) that person had in the planning? Please explain.
11. Are you satisfied with the way budget disputes are or were resolved during the wedding planning process? Why? If you’re not satisfied, please explain why not.
12. What factors do you think would have helped (or would help) to resolve any budget disputes during the wedding planning process?
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR INPUT! It is greatly appreciated. 🙂
Please e-mail results to [email protected]