Post # 1
My fiance and I are saving for our wedding. We set up an account and we both put in money every month. It is about 50-50, if I have extra one month, I put it in, if he makes his bonus, he puts it in. We both work really hard at saving together.
On the other hand, I have friends, who are females and they tend to be doing the bulk of the savings, because they want the big wedding more. I also have another female friend who’s fiance will be doing most of the saving.
I know people save certain ways for different reasons, but I was wondering, what is the most common way of couples saving for their portion of wedding costs? (not including parent contributions or others)
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
We both make equal amounts of money, and we share a budget. So the way we’ve set it up, he pays for a lot of day-to-day expenses, whereas a larger portion of my pay goes in to long term expenses like savings. This is pretty much how we save for anything.
Post # 4
Fi is paying for the honeymoon, which I never count in actual cost. The HM will cost almost half of the cost of the wedding ($5000!), but it is money he already has (he’s in grad school and working just enough to pay living exp.)
I am saving up for the wedding (about $3000)to contribute to what my parents are giving us, and trying to save up for life together. We are both young and have little savings!
Post # 5
We both save for our honeymoon and wedding together. I happen to make twice as much as he makes so I put in more of my salary. At first, it was a problem, but when I told him it was our money anyway, that we were both spending it, he finally came to terms with the fact that I could put in more then him.
Post # 6
We’re going half-sies. He does more of the actual saving though — he makes a lot more than me because he has a real job and I have a grad stipend. My contribution is mostly coming from what I already had in savings. In the end it doesn’t make much difference. It’s ‘our’ money now.
Post # 7
The mony in my savings will go to towards the wedding, his savings are going to my engagement ring, our wedding bands, & honeymoon. In terms of the dollar amount we’re pretty much going to end up spending the same amount total. What I love though is that ever since we got engaged we really are watching what we spend: he saves beer money, I save shoe money 🙂
Post # 8
Technically, I save a lot more for our wedding. But, he pays the mortgage and the bills (we live together). And, he’s put more money into our upgrade-our-house-fund. So, it probably comes out about even.
Post # 9
I picked "equally" since we are both kind of tight with money and the wedding money is coming out of joint savings account that’s also for vacations and a house downpayment.
PS: You might want to either re-word the ‘he’ and ‘she’ or add an additional category for same-sex marriages.
Post # 10
Sakopro, thats a good idea, but I don’t know how to change/edit poles?