(Closed) Bees; Who's Paying for Your Wedding??

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: Who's shoveling out the dough?

    Daddy-O!

    Both parents are pitching in

    My Fiancee and I are paying!

    I've been saving for years, baby! It's all me!

    Fiancees Parents!

    Other... Do tell! :)

  • Post # 47
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    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    Mostly me, I’ve been saving for 2 years to have the wedding of my dreams.  But Fiance will be pitching in as well.  Our parents are not paying for anything.

    Post # 48
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    8434 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My Fiance and I are paying for most of it, and doing a bunch of things DIY.  My mother is helping me with a new dress (my old one doesn’t fit anymore) and my FI’s parents are paying for photography.  I’m also older though (32, 33 at the wedding) so I think that may have something to do with it.  It seems like younger brides tend to get more help for their parents, congrats on having such a wonderful father.

    Post # 49
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    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My parents will be contributing the most. His mother lives pay check to pay check so we won’t get any help there. My soon to be Fiance and I will contribute as much as we can.

    Post # 50
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    2779 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Me and Fiance are paying for the majority of it, his parents are contributing a good amount alos, still waiting to find out what my side is going to do.

    Post # 51
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    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Fiance and I are paying for the bulk of the wedding ourselves. My mother is paying for the items needed for the bridal shower and the rehearsal dinner and also paid for ceremony accessories such as the guest book and aisle runner. Also she is paying for tuxes for the 17 and under Groomsmen who are also her great nephews and 2 FG dresses (my daughters). So I would say she is paying a good 20-30% of the wedding.

    Post # 52
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    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We intended to pay for this ourselves…however when my 81 year old daddy heard his 54 year old daughter was finally getting married, he insisted on paying for the party… the rest we will cover:  photographer, accommodations for some out of town guests, rehearsal pizza party/post wedding breakfast

     

    Post # 53
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    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My parents are paying the per person fee for each of their guests for our reception (my parents have A TON of friends- no kidding like my dad is still friends with his fraternity brothers lol) and my Fiance parents are doing the same for their guests. They both are splitting the cost of everything else down the middle (ie- photographer/videographer/band/flowers/invitations, etc.)

    We are also VERY lucky! Both sets of parents are super easy going…so far there has only been one request to use a specific band – but the band is amazing and SO expensive, I would have felt guilty asking to use them, so needless to say I was pretty damn happy when my Fiance parents requested that we use them!

    Post # 54
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    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Our original plan was for it to be all Fiance and I (13k budget) – then his grandma gave us an unexpected contribution (2k), then my dad filed for retirement (but he’s still working FT), and my parents told us they’re giving us the first 10k from his pension payouts. His parents have also said they’ll contribute, but haven’t been specific yet. It’s really awesome because now we can plan on things we couldn’t count on before (like a honeymoon, a DJ instead of doing an iPod, etc). We’re so grateful!

    Post # 55
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    1290 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    My dad is gifting us 20k which pays for essentially everything. Not included: rings, honeymoon or rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 56
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    587 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We’re having two separate weddings because we’re a interfaith/culture couple. The wedding for his culture is being paid for by his parents. The other wedding is being paid for by my parents and by us (40/70 split – with us on the bigger end).

    It’s funny bc the other wedding will have like 300 guests but will cost half, if not LESS THAN HALF of what “my” wedding will cost and we’re having max 120 people. I really hope his mother never finds out…

    Post # 57
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    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We’re both 23 and are paying for everything ourselves, except my dress (which was a gift from my mum) and the guest transport (which Mr CL’s step-dad is organising).  I wouldn’t feel comfortable having someone else pay for my wedding.  I’ve worked since I was 13 and have paid my own way since then.

    Post # 58
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    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My Mom paid for half and I paid for half.  My Dad paid nothing and Fiance and his family paid nothing.

    Post # 59
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    4438 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I’d say 30% my parents, 20% his parents and 50% US!

    Post # 60
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    1290 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    My happily married mom & dad contibuted 20,000.00 & grandma paid 1200.00 for the dress. We will take care of odds and ends, but that 21,200.00 about covers the entire wedding, including rehearsal dinner! His family didn’t contribute anything and we actually have to pay for his mom to fly out, her hotel, etc, because she cannot afford to do it on her own and we really want her there (I have no problem with this just the way it is)

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