Post # 1
I’m 21, and I recently got engaged. Right after I was engaged my Father said he would pay for it, and not to worry about anything. Amazing, right??
My parents are split and he works on the other side of the globe, and has a new life and family,ect, but he’s still very good at taking care of us. 🙂 There are no hard feelings, I love my Dad, and I’m glad he’s found his happiness and I could not be more supportive.
He also asked if my FI’s side wanted to try and pay for something too, so they wouldn’t feel left out, like maybe they can take care of the honey moon or something.
I was sort of shocked, not only was I not expecting a proposal, but I thought I would have to save for a couple of years before I could afford a half decent wedding. :0 I feel sort of weird taking everyones money…. but he said it was tradition, and this was his job as a Father. I’m so grateful to him! I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be this blessed!
Post # 3
Maybe change the poll options so we can choose multiple options? My family, his family, and we are contributing to our wedding!
Post # 5
I’m also 21 (so is my FI) and my parents are paying for the majority of the wedding (so grateful!). My Fiance and I and his parents are also going to be contributing money (:
Post # 6
My family, thank goodness. I am also 21, and with $75,000 of sudent loan debt, it would have been the courthouse dor us if my parents weren’t being as generous as they are. We would not be able to afford a wedding on our own
Post # 7
Both sets of parents are paying, and Fiance and I will try to pay for some stuff too if we can 🙂
Post # 8
my parents, my fiance, and i.
Post # 9
Fiance and I are paying the majority of it, with my parents pitching in here and there.
Post # 10
We are…simply put…money tends to make people think they have some power over what can be done with it….I know it’s their money but we didnt want the headache or the fighting. Our money….our way…..don’t like it…don’t come!
Post # 11
My parents are still together, so they both paid for the whole wedding~well they actually gave us a et amount and said do with it as you please. We could have eloped and saved the money to buy a house later on. They just asked we allow them to come with us. We chose to have a big wedding. We used some of the money for rings/honeymoon but covered the majority of the rings/honeymoon ourselves. His parents covered the rehearsal dinner. We’re pretty traditional people.
Post # 12
My option isn’t listed since my mom paid for the entire wedding with a small pitch-in from my dad and a little from my husband’s parents.
Post # 13
My fiance and I are paying. He’ll probably pay for more, since he’s been working longer and has savings.
I need to put on my stern-hat, so I can say “are you paying for it? No? Then shut up.”
Post # 14
My Fiance and I are paying for a little over half of it, FI’s parents are paying for food and alcohol which is a little less than half of the budget, and my parents have paid for dress, alterations and rehearsal dinner.
Post # 15
A bit of a hodge-podge. My parents are also divorced, so my mom and step-dad paid the most overall. My dad and step-mom also paid some and DH and I paid some. There was no contribution from DH’s family towards the actual wedding.
Post # 16
FH and I are paying for everything. My parents pitched in, but most of it is on us. I think the FH mom wants to do something, but I highly doubt they’ll be able to do it.