(Closed) Did you go in debt over your wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 106
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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poodlesara0404:  That looks amazing. You are proof that you can have a nice wedding without spending a year of grad school tuition on one day! You look flawless! 

Post # 107
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Nope! We were lucky enough that we were able to pay in cash for our vendors, or put in on our CC and pay it off the next billing cycle (gotta get those points!) to avoid any unnecessary interest.

Post # 108
155 posts
Blushing bee

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kaelasoul:  yes well i am a crazy person about spending money… we paid for school with help from parents too and worked through it with no debt… paid for my old preowned cars in cash and just like owning what i think i can own… so i can be smart when there is an emergency. i dont even have a credit card but thats me. i know i was lucky to not have student debt… very lucky… but it takes alot of work…. weddings are a lot of pressure… in the end just listen to yourself and what you and your significant other decide is best! i dont think your friends want you to go broke on all the nit pick costs… so we deleted most things and just went for the prettiest venue haha! may not have been super classy but it was what we wanted (and what you want is very well its the most important!) 🙂

Post # 109
1706 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My parents offered us $5k to help pay for the wedding, and we managed the entire wedding for just under that, and paid $1k of our own money to buy bridesmaids dresses, tuxes for the groomsmen, and bridal gifts. 

We did not go in to debt for the wedding, and are very glad we avoided that. 

We also haven’t gone on a honeymoon yet, because we want to do it right and pay cash, so for our 5 year wedding anniversary we are doing 2 weeks in Hawaii, debt free. 🙂 (Moving, buying a house, and solidifying careers kept putting it off.) 

Post # 110
9 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

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ashley01:  Honestly it doesnt really sound like you went into Debt to pay for your wedding. You went into debt to pay for your new Barn/garage thingy. 

I’d say own it and go with it if you feel comfortable about it. Its all up to you and your FH how you feel/have a plan to pay it off.  But i’d assume you have some uneasy thoughts or you wouldnt have posed the question in the first place. 


So i’ll give you the reassurance that you arent alone, and if its right for you, then its right for you!

Post # 111
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

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ashley01:  i would never go into for a weddign My mom gave us some money, My IL’s gave us some money and we used our settlement form our Car accident to pay fro the rest, our honeymoon and pur a down payment on our house. Our Car accident 2 year anniversary was our wedding day

Post # 112
8 posts
  • Wedding: Billings Estate

ashley01, I love the idea of a backyard wedding! That was my first choice, until I realized everything needs to be rented when you start from scratch. We ended up going with a nice estate nearby, that is owned by the city so they rent it out hourly. It includes two huge tents, so we are definitely saving taking this route versus my parents property. 

Like you, we’re still in the planning stages – and it’s so expensive! Most of the people I speak to went into debt for their wedding, and warn me that it’s better to invest in a marriage than spend it all on a wedding day. I completely agree. And at the same time, it’s hard to save that much when we’re also saving for a house and paying mortgage and student loans. 

Bees, how do you do it? Saving $40K in a year seems impossible, if you factor in the cost of living and enjoying life (whilst on a budget) during the year of saving!


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