(Closed) Who's paying for your wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Money
  • poll: Who's paying?
    Your FI and you alone : (160 votes)
    40 %
    100% brides parents : (76 votes)
    19 %
    100% grooms parents : (3 votes)
    1 %
    1/2 brides, 1/2 grooms : (12 votes)
    3 %
    Part self, part parents (both sides) : (145 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
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    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    My mom paid for my dress and for the reception with some help from her boyfriend (hate that word… they’re in their 60s and have been together for 22 years). My great aunt paid for the hotel stays. My Dad paid for half the DJ, the “mandatory donation” to our church for our pastor officiating, and the photography deposit. DH’s parents gave us a few thousand to use where necessary and the rehearsal. So we (with that monetary help from DH’s parents) paid for the groom’s attire, my accessories, invitations, gifts, the flowers, the bulk of the photography, half the DJ, the cake, favors, all other decorations, and anything else I’m forgetting.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7610 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    None of the above!  Only my parents conributed to our wedding costs.

    Post # 5
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    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We paid for our wedding with the exception of some items that were gifted like the dj and photographer. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We paid for most of it ourselves, but we had some help from DH’s parents. 

    Post # 7
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    4430 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Lacelibs:  i feel you my family nor his can afford to help pay. and were adults were the one who want to get married but i really wish i had parents that could help a lil hopefully they will with the showers and the rehearsal dinner and my MOH has bog plans for the bachelorette party ; ) she wants to do a weekend cruise. FH mom offered to pay for the invitations so that will help alot. i dont mind paying i just did not realize it was so expensive ; (

    but thats the price we must pay if we want the wedding of our dreams.

    its my first wedding and im going as all out as we can.

    Post # 8
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    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    1/2 my mom, 1/4 us, 1/4 FIs parents.

    thats not totally accurate, but pretty damn close!

    Post # 9
    Member
    5015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I voted 100% my parents, but it’s more like 90%. My FI and I are paying for his suit, our rings, gifts for bridesmaids/groomsmen, the rehearsal dinner, and our honeymoon. FI’s family can’t afford to help with anything, but we are very lucky that my family is able to make a generous contribution (actually, they insist on it!).

    Post # 10
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    2616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    the groom paid for it all .grooms dad paid for rehearsal

    Post # 11
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    496 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    None of the above. FI is paying for it all. I only work part time from home as I take care of my Mom pretty much full time. I am greatful to have such a supportive partner! 

    Post # 12
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    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @RunnerBride13:  I voted 100% my parents, but it’s more like 90%. My FI and I are paying for his suit, our rings, gifts for bridesmaids/groomsmen, the rehearsal dinner, and our honeymoon. FI’s family can’t afford to help with anything, but we are very lucky that my family is able to make a generous contribution (actually, they insist on it!).

    Are you my twin!!! this sounds just like my wedding. Only additional thing we are paying for is my dress. But FI and I are paying for all that you all are paying for too!!! FI’s family is lucky they can afford to make it to the wedding. 

    Post # 13
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    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    None of those poll options…

    My parents offered a set amount they would pay. So they are paying for the majority of it. Anything over that amount the FI and I are paying. 

    Fi’s parents are doing nothing…well supposedly the rehersal dinner but I’m not sure they’ll even pull that together. Can you sense some stress and annoyance?? Haha! Opps!

    Post # 14
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We still haven’t entirely settled on the budget – my fiance’s parents are insisting on paying half of the costs, and my parents want to pay half, and both fiance and myself are trying to talk them down to a third each (maximum). I’d almost rather they didn’t contribute anything….

    Post # 15
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    2974 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    my fiance & i and my parents are paying for the majority of it.

    a few family members volunteered to help with “little” things like my cake and drinks, but for the most part, between my fiance and i and my parents we’re paying for it.

    Post # 16
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    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My parents paid for most, DH’s parents paid for the bar bill and rehearsal dinner, and DH and I paid for some odds and ends.

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