Post # 47
Although I am a young bride my fiance is 14 years older than me and were working together to finance the wedding . I will be graduating with my B.S and starting grade school in Aug, luckily my fiance is able to save 1500 a month from his salaries and since we are not getting help from our families we hope tp have enough saved were close, we only need 5 thousand more. I’m hopeful we’ve both been working so hard
Post # 48
Good question. Im just starting to figure it all out. We were planning on getting married in at least 2 years, right when I finish school. Our wedding will be a small one and were counting on friends and family to pitch in. We already have someone who can do the cake, and for the food, its going to be a potluck. I found the perfect dress for under $600 and the bridesmaids are about $100. We plan on getting married in our church so thats taken care of and we have a couple of pastors who are friends in mind. We will have to rent a place, unless we do it in a friends backyard, but im not so sure about that yet. I will have everything figured out in a couple more months. I also took a floriculture class in HS and learned how to do wedding centerpieces, boutaneers, and bouquets, so ill take care of all the floral arrangements. We also have some good friends who play classical music instruments who can play for free! I feel so blessed in having almost everything taken care of, it makes things a lot easier. We also know some wealthy people who can hopefully pitch in =]
Post # 49
I’m in school Fiance is not he;s working and about to move…diamond in e-ring came from his grandmother…
we;’re doing simple church wedding/reception to save on costs sis is doing cake for us as the gift..
moms are helping doing catering *january in louisiana means gumbo* doing rustic decor *meaning pine trees in back yard will get a shakedown for pinecones as decor*
i buy everything on sale…save every penny from my part time job to put to the wedding dress came from oncewed.com for $175 new…with tags…shop clearance and after holiday sales…
parents are helping with other things like photog music is Ipod speciality and that’s about that…
Post # 50
@Butterfly119: nope you don’t have too bc the year in question is the previous year
say april 2010 you file fafsa and then in july 2010 you get married it doesn’t matter bc in 2009 the tax year on your fafsa you were not married…
i was going to get married in may when school got in the way lol
Post # 51
i should also add we’re most likely honeymooning at Disney World as I am a part time/seasonal cast member and get some awesome perks…which makes it super affordable for us otherwise we might not be doing a Hm for a while
Post # 52
I’m in dental school with two years to go. Fiance is working and has a good job, but is applying to dental school this year. He was able to pay for my e-ring, and my parents are paying for everything else. I’m currently being financially supported by them 100% so if they weren’t going to pay for it we’d need to get married in city hall with no reception since I have no money lol.
My friends who are getting their phd/md got married last year using part of their stipends and a little help from their parents. It was a small but absolutely beautiful wedding, so it can be done.
Post # 53
My 26 year old fiance was finished with school before we started dating, so he saved for my e-ring from his full-time job. I’m 21 with a year left of school, but I’m actually the one paying for the wedding. My grandparents set aside money for each of their grandchildren when we were young, and I was the only one to save it. I had my grandfather (who’s very good with money) invest it for me and now I have enough to pay for whatever school expenses my federal grants don’t cover, as well as my wedding. I also work part-time to pay for things like food, gas, cell phone, etc. Once we’re actually married, we can make it on fi’s salary, so whatever’s left in my college fund and whatever I make working will go back into savings.
Post # 54
Me and the Mr. are full time students currently. I will be graduated this May and he has 2 years left until he is graduated. We both have full time jobs on top of school. When it comes to wedding my family is contributing some money and we are trying to pay for the rest. Money is really tight now since we are trying to save up everything we can!!
Post # 55
We are both pretty young 22 and 24. As of right now I’m working part time, in school, and am SUPPOSE to graduate next May. I literally save as much money as a can every month, which is only a whopping 150 bucks lol. Fiance is in the military (making good money might i add) and moving 1 1/2 hours from where i live right now. Which means I’m transferring schools and my grad date will be moved back 🙁 I pay for college with student loans (ugh) so i have a buttload of those and am about to pile up alot more bc the school i have to transfer to is WAY more expensive. BUT on the bright side, when I move with him I will not work so i can take more hours and hopefully graduate faster! Fiance boughy both my rings partly with saving and partly with a work bonus. Money is tight right now considering we just bought a house and are trying to furnish it and everything. Fortunately, both our parents are paying for the wedding and honeymoon completely.
Being in school and getting married can be done, BUT just make sure your ATLEAST partially financially stable or credit card debt will take over! I saw it happen to my sister and now they’re paying off 20,000 in credit cards. EEK. IMO, I’d say having a little longer engagement would be smarter than to get married and not be stable.
Post # 56
We are both in school, so parents are paying for the wedding while we save up. We work full time over the summer and part time during the school year. We have scholarships though so we work to pay living expenses and stuff. And you can get cheap health insurance through a university, that’s what we do.
Post # 57
We were blessed to have our parents pay for it. I honestly don’t think we could have saved up to pay for it while going to school – we would have postponed it a year or two if we had to pay for it ourselves.
Post # 58
He graduated with his LPN in December 2009 and starts school back up agian in January 2011 (11 days after we get married!) and I graduate in December 2010. Both our parents paid for college so that was a HUGE help! His parents are pretty much paying for the wedding. It started with a little help here and there but then sence then his mom has gone wedding crazy! It’s okay though, we are really close and I gusse sence she has 3 other sons and only one daughter (who is a wild crazy girl!!) she thinks she wont get another chance to go all out. They also gave us money for my Engagement Ring and wedding ring becuase they won a cruise that was on our wedding day! And sence we had our date picked out for about four years they felt bad we had to change it and threw money at us (even though we said it was really OKAY!)! It has all worked out actually, his family is loaded and mine is deffinately NOT( putting me through college was more importatnt than a fancy wedding) so I NEVER thought I would have ANY of this!
Post # 59
My fiance and I will be getting married on June 4, 2011. I won’t be graduating until Dec of 2011 and my fiance isn’t planning on graduating until may of 2014 (He is going to vet school.) So, we will be married and without full time jobs for a whole semester and then I will be the only one working (except summers-we’ll both work) for 4 years until he’s done with vet school. I will be a social worker so I won’t be making a lot of money. We believe everything will work out because our parents are paying for our college (until we get married,) my parents had a college fund for me (but I’m not using it now,) and I save a good amount of money by having a job that pays for my meals and housing plus a small 6 hour a week job and my fiance works a couple jobs at a time (equalling up to almost a full time job) and we’ve basically saved all the money we can from our jobs. We won’t have a lot of money but it’s enough and we’ll have discounts for him being a student and being married and low income will actually help us get loans and scholarships.
Oh, our parents are only paying for the reception but that saves us like $2,000 so it’s nice! I want to pay for most of it ourselves anyways.
Post # 60
Thankfully, my fiance and I both got scholarships for athletics and academics all through undergrad. I have an instructorship for my grad program which pays for the tuition plus 15000/year and he just finished his MBA and is now working full-time so we will be able to start our marriage debt free (YEAH!). We have also started saving for the wedding, which isn’t for another 2 years, and will have help from our parents as well – although we want to pay for as much as possible ourselves. Plus we are keeping it smallish (about 100-150 people) so we are hoping that will help with the cost!
Post # 61
My fiance and I are high school sweethearts and have been together since we were both 15. We began talking about our future and marriage during our junior year of high school, which is when he began saving to buy a ring. After graduating high school in 2008, we moved from NJ to IN into a house that he and his family purchased for us to live in during college. Due to my parents financial state, I was able to go to college for free thanks to financial aid. My fiance, however, had to take some loans. In December of 2009, we began talking about officially getting engaged, so I gave him ring suggestions and in February of 2009, he proposed with one of the rings. My fiance is a full time engineering student who works part time between school and full time in the summer as a software programmer, while I am enrolled in a distance learning program and will have an Early Childhood Education degree by next Spring. I am also a full time preschool teacher.
Together we have saved some money, but not nearly enough for a wedding, and with my parents financial standing and his parents lack of support, planning a wedding has become very hard, but to combat some monetary issues, our wedding will be completely 100% DIY. We may also need to move our wedding date back from October of this year to October of 2011. Either way, our road has had a few bumps, but nonetheless, I am grateful for all of the experiences we’ve embarked on together. Stressful and hard? Yes. Impossible? Never.