(Closed) Wedding Debt

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: Debt?
    No Debt; paid for it by ourselves : (52 votes)
    30 %
    No Debt; paid for it with partial help : (56 votes)
    32 %
    No Debt; paid for by parents : (26 votes)
    15 %
    Less than 1k : (7 votes)
    4 %
    2k - 3k : (13 votes)
    8 %
    3k - 6k : (9 votes)
    5 %
    6k + : (9 votes)
    5 %
    Other? : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    2386 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We paid for our entire wedding/honeymoon ourselves with cash. We were able to save about $1,000/month during our 16 month engagement.

    Post # 4
    3257 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @bonsai_spork: We personally pulled it off with no debt, but we also didn’t spend a lot. We had our reception at a local VFW hall and a backyard wedding ceremony. We literally pulled off the entire thing for about $3,000 and were so happy with how it turned out. 🙂 We paid for about half of it ourselves, with our parents pitching in about $1500 total combined.

    Post # 5
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We’ve had a lot of help from our families (about half the total wedding budget) and we’re hoping to come out with about £3k left of personal savings (our 10% contingency fund, which I’m hoping we don’t need to use).

    Post # 6
    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My parents paid for most of it, we helped a little, but thankfully didn’t need to take out any debt for it!

    Post # 7
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    No debt; my dad gave us money toward the reception and DH’s parents paid for our flowers, other than centerpiece flowers.   We watched our spending closely.   In fact, with gifts, we had enough for our minimoon and for a new bedroom set.

    Post # 8
    4755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Our wedding budget is $30,000 parents pitched in $10,000. We will have approx. $10,000 in debt which should be paid off within a year (after the wedding)

    Post # 9
    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We have about 700 from the honeymoon that would be our total wedding debt…. the week of the wedding we had about 1k worth of expenses come out of no where, Not Wedding Related, that HAD to be taken care of before the big day.. since Darling Husband and I paid for everything and had all of our money going for the wedding/honeymoon.. we didn’t have extra cash sitting on the side. We also had about 5k worth of $ we were expecting around the time of the wedding that didn’t come through so yea…. we’re happy that’s all we had from it =)

    Post # 10
    736 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My parents are paying for the majority of it, but fiance and I are paying some of it too. There is a little bit that has gone on credit cards.

    Post # 11
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We don’t believe in unnecessary debt and anything wedding related would be considered unnecessary. We’re paying for our wedding with cash on hand and help from various family members (mostly my parents who are covering the ceremony and reception). 

    Post # 12
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We are paying for our wedding in cash by ourselves. Like CaitMarea said, we dont believe in unessesary debt. Our budget is 25k and we have 15k savings so far, so everything will be paid off for sure by the wedding.

    Post # 13
    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m pretty laid back and mixing cultures for my wedding, so its actually scaled back greatly! We didn’t want our parents to have to feel obligated and we didn’t want debt. So we put some money aside and our just working with it. We have some great family and friends who pitch in help wise, so it makes it great. We are looking to around a little under 2 thousand.

    We don’t do credit cards  so, we are waiting to take a legit honeymoon till our funds are replenished.

    Post # 14
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We are paying for the wedding on our own and so far it’s looking like we won’t have any debt out of it. We are using our local VFW hall’s banquet center and getting married at a chapel in a park. Almost everything will be DIY for decorations and flowers. 

    Post # 15
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    we are paying for the wedding ourselves and will not go into any debt for it.  we will save all the cash ourselves, and if we dont have the money than nothing extra. the only thing that has been helped with is my mom bought my dress, which was a complete surprise3

    Post # 16
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We shouldn’t have any debt after the wedding.  We’ve been putting aside money for 2 years now specifically for the wedding and will be paying everything with cash!

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