(Closed) Who Is Paying for Your Wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: Who is Paying?
    ME & FI : (24 votes)
    34 %
    My Parents : (15 votes)
    21 %
    FI Parents : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Both Parents : (6 votes)
    8 %
    All Three : (25 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    FI and I are paying the bulk of it. We’ve both been working for a while so it’s not that big a deal.

    Our parents are chipping in for the alternate receptions / dinners (engagement party, post wedding reception, OOT brunch) as well as parts of the wedding.

    Post # 4
    Member
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My parents paid for about half and me and the FI paid for the other half.

    Post # 5
    Member
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My parents are giving us a set amount of money, his parents are giving us a set amount of money and paying for the flowers, and we’re covering the rest.  It still feels overwhelming and we never would have been able to do it ourselves.

    Post # 6
    Member
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Fi and I are paying more than the majority of the wedding.  Both parents have given us a little bit of money to help with other things and Fi parenst are talking about paying for a welcome dinner.

    Post # 7
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My parents are very well off but didn’t “believe” in throwing us a wedding unless it was in Jamaica.

    We paid for it all ourselves. His mom gave us our RD and mom decided to gift us our honeymoon, but then dad decided he wanted in on that, too, so then it was from both of them.

    Either way, it still cost US 18K not including rings.

    Post # 9
    Member
    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    Me & FI paying entirely ourselves.

    Post # 10
    Member
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    We’re paying for almost all of it.  My parents are covering church fees and my dress, my FI’s parents are covering RD and beer/wine at the reception.  We’ve been pretty lucky in finding affordable options around here – with everyone’s contributions it’ll stay under 10K. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    50/50 between both parents. We are very lucky!

    Post # 12
    Member
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Each of our parents are contributing $5,000.  So a budget that’s currently looking like $20,000 we’re doing 25% (my parents) /25% (his parents) / 50% (me).

    Post # 13
    Member
    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We planned on paying for it all ourselves, but his family generously offered to pay for half!

    Post # 14
    Member
    1956 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    Both our parents are paying equally for almost all of it, and I am contributing about 10% because I simply refuse to ask them for more, even though both have offered…FH is not paying for anything because he is still in business school, that lucky duck!

    Post # 15
    Member
    898 posts
    Busy bee

    Although my mom is always saying she’s “saving to help pay”, she’s never been able to save a dime. So we’re paying for it all.

    Post # 16
    Member
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We are paying for all of it. I don’t mind though because that means I can have what I want and the only person that I have to ask is the FI.

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