Post # 1
Hey young brides! I saw a post about what you do for a living, but I thought it would be interesting to see how old you are, what your salaries are and how much you’re spending on your wedding.
My fiance is 24 and I am 25. I work in accounting for a non profit organization and make $40-45k, fiance makes about the same and our budget is $30k (everything except for honeymoon & e-ring). Is that crazy to spend that much?! I sometimes feel we are spending way too much for our salaries and age, but I really want my dream wedding. We’re footing the bill with very minimal help from our parents. I’ve saved up before being engaged and we’ll have an 18 month engagement so it gives us time to save more. What do you think?
How old are you, what are your salaries and how much are you spending on your wedding?
Post # 3
@TXBRIDE2013: I make 20k and am spending 10k on my wedding, and I saved that all on my own. Lol. So, no, I don’t think it’s crazy. You spend what you can afford. =]
Post # 4
I make about 20k and FI makes 0 (grad student). I’m spending about 3-4k and my parents are paying for venue, food, some of the drinks, ceremony fee, & officiant.
Post # 5
I’m 25, FI is 26, we make approx. $160k with our combined salaries. We are hoping to spend max $30k for the wedding (paying all by ourselves), not including the honeymoon. We’ll see how it goes!
Post # 6
i make 72k, FI 42k. Spending 50K on wedding.
Post # 7
between the both of us, FI and I make 85,000 , although this year my income was cut in half since I’m a teacher and could only find a halftime position. Our budget is approximately 14,000. We’re hoping that next year I’ll have a full time position again.. this year has been tough with the wedding coming up!
Post # 8
i think no budget is too much if you can pay for it without putting yourself of others into debt.
Go for as much as you want and can afford if that will make you happier about it
I think specially at a young age since you don’t have other big responsibilities you have to attend.
If you’ll need some for a car/house payment/harder financial times, make shure to leave enough aside.
Otherwise, your budget sounds fine to me 🙂
Post # 9
I make $45,000 FI makes between $30,000 and $40,000 and our budget is $11,000.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2012 - Glades Pike Winery, Somerset, PA
Combined we make about $85k, and our wedding budget is $8k not including the honeymoon, all of which we are paying in full ourselves. Honeymoon budget is about $2k, so all in all we’re looking at around $10k.
Post # 11
My fiance and I both are 25, both in the military and are both E-4! Salary is about $28,000 a year before taxes. His is a little lower then mine. We’re doing our best to keep our wedding around 10k and we’re paying for EVERYTHING ourselves. Planning a Fort Worth wedding from Virginia Beach, VA has been tough but so far so good! I think we’ved done good with not spending too too much. Why spend so much on a wedding and be in debt afterwards!!!
Post # 12
I make 48K and FI makes 38K. We are spending about 17K on the wedding (not including rings and honeymoon).
Post # 13
FI and I make about $115k-$130k a year and our wedding will be about $32-$35k not inclluding our rings or honeymoon. We are paying for about $13k of it plus our honeymoon and our parents are paying a combined $17k.
Post # 14
We’re spending about 50% of our combined salary on a wedding… but my parents are paying for most of it? We’ll be contributing probably a few thousand.
Post # 15
We’re spending about 13% of our gross yearly income on the wedding. We’re paying for it all ourselves. We have very substantial student loans, so most of our money right now is going towards those rather than towards the wedding.
Post # 16
I’m 28 and make 50K and FI is the same age and makes 85, we’re planning on spending 30K on our wedding