Post # 1
So budgets are a sort of weird thing because what’s an excessive number to me might be pennies to you. So I’m curious, what percentage of your GROSS (pre-tax) pay did you spend on the wedding??
EDIT ** Actual wedding cost versus your combined income**
Post # 3
Since DH and I lived together (for a year)before marriage we equally contributed to the wedding so I took the gross of our salaries not counting bonuses. Doing such we paid about 15% of our combined income on our wedding.
Post # 4
Well, we are lucky that both of our parents are planning on contributing quite a bit. If I just took the estimated cost of the wedding and compared it to our combined income (FI and I only), it’s probably 15%.
Post # 5
As it stands now, we’re planning on spending about 6% of our gross income on the wedding. But that’s a very early budget…it may go up once we start looking more into it. We’re doing a very small DW though so I don’t anticipate it going above 10%
Plus by the time we get married, our income will probably rise enough to keep it under 10% even if the costs rise.
Post # 6
It’ll probably be about 20-25% of our combined salary.. yikes! Way more than I care to spend, that is for sure!
We lucked out though and ended up booking our wedding so that we would have a 16 month engagement. It’s not like we’re plunking away that much money in a year or less.
Post # 7
We spent 2% of our gross annual income. It was a private destination elopement.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn
Our budget is 6% of our combined gross incomes.
Post # 9
Zero because our parents paid for the wedding.
Post # 10
I don’t remember exactly what our combined income last year was, but I think I’m close, and our wedding budget was a little less than 7% of our combined gross. I paid for it, he paid for the honeymoon.
Post # 11
Ours is far too close to 25% for my liking, but that’s mainly because we’ll be having 2 weddings (one in Ireland, one in India). We already have all our savings for it done at least, but its still a bit of a blow to spend that much, especially when we are already saving for a house. We are paying for it all ourselves.
Edit: Oops I misread it as being post tax – it’s actually closer to 18 – 20%
Post # 12
We are getting assistance from the parents, so we aren’t contributing everything (about half is my parents, 1/4 is FI’s, and 1/4 is us), but right now our budget is about 25% of our gross income. Now I’m unemployed because we relocated for FI’s work, so it’s bumped up to 50%, which is a little scary looking! Our wedding money is all in a “do not touch” savings account so it’s not like we’re forgoing food or anything for the wedding.
Post # 13
We paid for everything ourselves. It was about 5% of our gross income.
Post # 14
@MsGinkgo: Less than 0.01 😛
Post # 15
It really depends on how you calculate that. DH just started working right before the wedding.
Post # 16
@MrsPanda99: what?! Less than 0.01%?? You guys must have gross incomes in the millions! lucky.
we spent about 5% including dress and everything. But my mom paid for some.