(Closed) Attention Young Brides still in school!!!

posted 9 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 17
1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well, we are having a very small budget affair (less than 5k), we’ve had a little bit of unexpected family help and we have had like a year and a half engagement to try to pull things together.

Post # 18
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Carefully! First off, both sets of parents chipped in a certain amount of money a piece. It was kind of divided up in thirds, a third from us and a third from each of our parents. Well, we ended up paying more than a third but you get the idea. I took a semester off when I switched my major and worked full time and ended up saving up a lot of money that way. Both of us also worked a lot during school. So we scraped by, but we made it 🙂

Post # 19
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m in grad school, but funded through a fellowship so I have an income. My Fiance was only out of school a few years and has tons of debt, but he saved for a ring and got one that is sensible and lovely.

Post # 20
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My Fiance works as a police officer so his income is very modest. He has been living at home with his parents to save on rent while I’m in school out-of-state and is taking a lot of overtime shifts.  I am in grad school and I actually took out as much loan money as I was allowed. I am living frugally and cutting coupons and basically trying to save as much loan money as I can. Any money left over from that will be put towards the wedding and we can pay it back as soon as I get a full time job.

Post # 21
314 posts
Helper bee

well my parents are paying for my wedding, his dad is helping with food if it wasnt for them it would never happen right now!! We are broke lol

Post # 22
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Our parents our graciously helping us. If they weren’t we would still be getting married now, just a much smaller affair. Thanks to their help a lot of friends and family are able to be invited that otherwise wouldn’t. Fiance worked with is dad in construction last summer and ended up working 70+ hrs a week which helped a lot (Money wise, not relacation wise! 🙂 ). I have an internship with a large corporation this summer so between those we are trying to pay for as much as we can. Even more than financial woes, I think that finding the time to plan while in school is the hardest part!

Post # 23
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My fiance had his school payed for by his parents, so no debt from that, but I’m currently trying to get into school and can’t find a job, so it’s getting a little nerve wracking there. Other than my dress, we’re paying for the wedding on our own though.

Post # 24
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My fiance and I have just finished up with school recently. He finished his degree in January, mine is just wrapping up at the end of June (I’m crazy, 5 weeks between school and wedding…ahhh!!)

We had planned on getting married in a hot air balloon with a few witnesses and then celebrating with a barbeque or something chill like that a week or so later. We weren’t planning on having a huge to-do. In fact we went ring shopping together, and when we first went to buy the engagement ring (a bit of a new age idea I suppose–but he had a good point that I was the one that would have to wear it the rest of the night!!) we both got turned down for credit at the store. He ended up putting it on his maxed out credit card–haha.

I, like some of the other bees on here paid my own way through school, 2 jobs and all of that jazz. I received pretty good student loans and government bursaries so the little bit of money that my mom had saved for me never got used….it’s only about 6,000 but its going to probably pay for a good chunk of our wedding.

Wish us poor girls good luck! However, i’d never dream of going into serious debt to have a wedding, or asking that of my parents either!

Post # 25
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We are both in a PhD program and we both get a small stipend, so we paid for our wedding with some of our stipends.

Post # 26
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Both of our parents are helping us out (my parents are graciously paying for the majority of the wedding) and I’m working as much as I can to cover the rest!

We’ve been dating for almost 5 years now, and Fiance won’t graduate for another 2 (grad school), so it would have been a LONG time if we had decided to wait. We’ll be getting married right after I graduate from college, so we’ll at least start off married life with one of us employed full time!

Post # 27
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We both go to school fulltime and work fulltime. So we can pay for the wedding by having no social life lol. But we are waiting until we have both graduated (getting married a month after he graduates) simply so that we have time to get married. And obviously our wedding won’t be as extravagant as it would have been if we waited another 5 years, but I’m more excited about getting married than I am excited for a big party lol

Post # 28
3068 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are both still in school. We are paying for our wedding uorselves with no support. We are saving half and taking a loan for the other half.

Post # 29
13564 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’m getting my master’s and Fiance is also finishing his degree. We’re paying for the rings and the honeymoon. My parents are generously paying for the wedding, with his parents contributing as well.

Post # 30
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I just graduated from college in mid-April, so I’m still seeking employment, and we put money into the savings account every month for the wedding. FH’s Dad is going to pay for alcohol, but we don’t expect any money at all from his Mom, She already owes us money, and My parents said they are going to help pay BUT we aren’t expecting them to help.

Post # 31
16 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

It is definitely tough, but right now I am going to school full time  and also working full time. My Fiance is also working full time.

My father was generous enough to offer to pay for the food and also the venue so I consider ourselves very lucky there.

I have been very lucky to have a job where I am able to save $300 a week (even after all of our bills are paid and we still have extra spending money). We arent getting married until next year so it will give us plenty of time to save.

Weddings are super expensive and there are so many details that add up very quickly. I am just trying to not go overboard and out of control.

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