(Closed) Did your parents pay for your wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: Did your parents pay for your wedding?


    They helped out


  • Post # 3
    5622 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My mom did help out a little. She is helping us purchase some of the alcohol for the wedding [about $300 worth].


    I did vote no though, because 99% of the wedding will be paid for by me & fi.




    Post # 4
    2354 posts
    Buzzing bee

    No. I thought it was only in movies parents paid for their children’s wedding, to be honest. I realized, when I started reading wedding boards, that most people seem to receive either financial support from their parents, either other forms of support (cooking, crafting, etc.). 

    Our parents haven’t offered any help. His seem barely interested in our planning. Mine rarely ask, I’m the one who brings the subject up in conversation when I need advice or just to vent. I’m surprised they’re so not involved. Especially my parents. They were so happy when we announced our engagement. But I guess they don’t want to step on our toes or something. 

    Long story short, we’re left alone for everything. 

    Post # 5
    4097 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We paid for the ceremony and our parents paid for the reception.

    Post # 6
    636 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My parents are paying for the bulk of it (food, and tent, table and chair rentals). We’re paying other large expenses like photography, flowers, DJ, attire, alcohol, etc. and all smaller details.

    Post # 8
    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yes. My dad was so happy when I told him I was getting married he cried. The first words out of his mouth were “I’m paying for it!” We had a really low key wedding that probably cost about $8000.

    Post # 9
    1606 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Mine are, and the honeymoon as well. They have always said the parents pay for the wedding, and the honeymoon is their gift. They are very wealthy though. 

    Post # 10
    3949 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Mine didn’t help with anything.  They also paid for college so I don’t have loans, a much better investment in my mind.  My dad also  gave me a ton of antique furniture for my house…. again a much better investment than one day. 

    Post # 11
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    It will be a 50/50 split between my parents and FI’s parents 🙂


    Post # 12
    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Merinda1994:  Not everything, but we had help.

    My dad gave me $1200 towards my dress.

    My mom and stepdad paid for hors d’oeuvres, food and wine.

    DH’s parents paid for an open bar during the cocktail hour.

    My sister made our wedding cake for free. I had a crazy amounts of help from my sister/MOH! She also made the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and flower girl basket to save money. 

    My step-dad made our ceremony decorations and my mom did the ceremony flowers.

    I borrowed an old suitcase for cards, vases from my sister for decor, etc…

    The inlaws also took care of the rehearsal dinner.

    it all adds up 🙂

    Post # 13
    2842 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Merinda1994:  My parents didn’t contribute anything to my first wedding or this one. My exH didn’t even contribute to our wedding. I paid for the whole damn thing. This time Fiance and I are paying just about 50/50.

    Post # 16
    914 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    Yes. My parents paid for the reception/flowers/dress/decorations/photographer etc. and my husband’s parents offered to pay for the open bar. 

    We were so thankful they were able to help us out!



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