Post # 32
Thankfully we won’t have to: diligent saving on my part. BUT I considered it in the beginning of planning: taking out a personal loan so I could pay things up front and faster. However, we are doing it all ourselves and paying cash for everything: we don’t own credit cards.
Post # 33
I said no I haven’t.. but I want to follow that with yet… We are trying not to, but we will have to see how things go…
Post # 34
We had a budget and I stuck to that, but in the end it was like oh get this, oh get that, and we ended up with a little bit of credit card debt. Nothing we can’t manage though so oh well.
Post # 35
No way! My Fiance and I paid for our wedding (which sadly tripled in budget) but had planned an 18 month engagement to save up. We both refused to go into debt for the wedding.
Post # 36
We saved up before getting engaged, and we aren’t touching our savings (FI is terrified that we will get pregnant right away and we will need that money for a baby LOL).
Post # 37
Our plan is not to. We have a certain amount that we are each putting away each month. His parents have nicely offered to cover the cost of some of the reception. However, if at the last minute we have to put some small things on a credit card it won’t break us. We will quickly pay those things off after the wedding.
While I agree that it’s not smart to go into debt for a wedding sometimes things come up and it cannot be avoided. Hopefully, we’ll have more than we need saved and will have money left for a honeymoon. We’ll see what happens!
Post # 38
We did not go into debt. I absolutely hate owing money. We actually saved more than we needed to. More money for the house downpayment fund 🙂
Post # 39
No, we are anti-debt. Luckily for us we are beach people so the destination wedding we wanted was priced very inexpensively.
Post # 40
We are planning to save up for the whole thing. I have too much debt and don’t want anymore.
Post # 41
Nope..no debt.. I do feel sick about how much we are spending for one day but it has all been gifted to us.
Post # 42
I wanted to post something like this today beacuse I was wondering!
Post # 43
No, we had a special account with $7000 in it that was a combination of savings and gifts from his parents and mine towards the wedding. Thats what we spent. I didnt go on a honeymoon until a year later to avoid going into debt while still having the wedding I wanted. We made a lot of sacrifices, for instance we couldnt afford a professional photographer and had my aunt do it, but we are lucky to live in a place where most things are fairly affordable wedding-wise.
Post # 44
No cash = No wedding!
We are not going to have anything on credit for this, it’ll all be paid in cash or debit (which is basically cash but with $1,50 transaction fee! LOL)
Post # 45
We live within our means… which is to say both my fiance and I are starving artists. By no means could we afford to go buck wild with our wedding. We have decided to keep things simple, small and fabulous!
I seriously cannot imagine anyone spending 10, 30, 70 grand on a wedding. Personally it seems like such a waste. :/
Post # 46
I got a 0-Interest credit card for 20 months which we will have paid off well before the end of the interest-Free period. So we are not going into debt. Other cards I pay off every week when my paycheck arrives.