(Closed) Would you do a joint wedding to save money on your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Would you do a joint wedding to save money on your wedding?
    Yes, why not? : (7 votes)
    9 %
    No way! : (66 votes)
    84 %
    Maybe....need to look into that option : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Depends on the definition of “with”.  Does that mean you just share the space and use the same room/decorations one after the other?  Does it mean you actually have to have the reception together?  Do you share a photographer?  DJ?  If it just means I share the same space and decorations in sequence after/before another couple but I have my own time and photographer and everything, sure, why not.  If it means I have to share a dance floor with another party I dont know, with one photographer and stuff… then no.  Not worth the savings.

    Post # 4
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    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    When our friends got engaged, we actually offered to do a double ceremony. Most of our guest list overlaps. But they live 900 miles away so it wouldn’t work out. I’d definitely share with another couple (as long as I liked them) that I knew; I’d have to hear more details before I’d decide to share with strangers.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    There are a lot of things I would do to save money on a wedding, but it’s such a personal thing I couldn’t imagine doing it in a group! It’s about 2 people being joined together…

    Maybe I’m misunderstanding this though- if it were just a joint reception that wouldn’t be so bad, but I could see there being a lot of conflicts if every bride wants to be the center of attention!

    Post # 6
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it would really depend on who I’m sharing with and how much “sharing” is involved.  I’d be much more amenable to sharing with a friend or sister/brother instead of a stranger.

    Post # 8
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    10563 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I wanted the chance to celebrate with our friends and family.  If I had a shared wedding, I think I really would have felt as though I missed out on that aspect.

    Post # 9
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    12833 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d never want to share my wedding day with anyone but my FI.  I’d rather spend a fortune than have to sacrifice on the meaning of the day for us.

    Post # 10
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    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    No because how much would you really save? Let’s say you’re having a joint wedding with one other couple. That means that at a minimum you’d have to deal with 4 people’s guest lists. 12 if the parents are involved and all married and even more if there are step parents involved. I could see the catering and bar for a wedding for 2 couples being astronomical. I guess on the other side of that though you’d save almost every where else except the clothes. I don’t think it’d even out the catering though. 

    Plus, I just feel like it wouldn’t be as special and unless it’s your sibling/FI’s sibling it’s possible that years from now you won’t even spend time with the other couple you got married with. 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Absoluely not. It’s a major life event and I wouldn’t compromise that for anything. Just my opinion.

    Post # 13
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Absolutely not.  To me – that would take away a lot of the specialness of sharing the day with friends and family.

    Post # 14
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    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I wouldn’t. If it were different like just sharing the space before/ after another bride that’s a different story because they wouldn’t be a part of your day.  But sharing an actual ceremony and/ or reception no way.  I do know someone that got married in Jamaca and had a friend also get married there then too, but I think they did one ceremony after the other, not at the same time.  That one worked only because they didn’t really have any family or guests, it was just them and like one set of parents.

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