(Closed) How are you ladies paying/saving for your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
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430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Well I am out of college but I am paying back on my loans (which really stinks).  We are able to put away about $200a month and buy things we need for the wedding each pay check (i.e. crafting supplies, favors, fabrics, accessories, gifts) to ease the burden at the end.

Post # 4
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1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Saving for a late 2014 wedding here. Right now I’m still in school and have my student loans, so everything I make from my measley 15-20hrs/week paycheck (minus if I splurge and buy myself a new toy, get my hair, done, etc) goes into the wedding fund. It’s about $300-400/month. I anticipate having our entire budget saved up by the end of the year 🙂

Post # 5
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117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We each agreed to put $200 a month into a special account until the wedding. We are also getting a little money from each set of parents, but the majority will come from us.

Post # 6
Hostess
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We set our date in 2014, specifically so we would have time to pay it off.

My mother is purchasing some bottles of liquor for the event, but everything else is on us.

We are basically just buying things and we go, when we have the money. I feel like we’ve made quite a bit of progress. The total wedding will cost around $20,000 – if you take off the honeymoon, about $14,000. We are currently $4700 paid off, so I feel pretty good about that.

We have almost all of the little items purchased [favors, escort cards, plates, linens, cutlery, decor, lights, ect]. We mainly just have the big ticket items to go [venue, limo, food, ect].

Post # 7
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126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are paying for the wedding ourselves. He puts most of the money in our designated wedding account. I am currently a senior in college, working PT. So, I put away any lump sum money I get (reasearch stipend, etc.). So, each month he puts about $600 in savings and I put in about $200. 

Post # 8
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12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m only paying for my dress! Fiance is paying for the other 8K. He’s using his tax return/company bonus (which is in March for him). Between his bonus and tax return, it’s paid for! And they honeymoon is included in that number… 3.5K of our 8K budget!

Mostly we decided the sooner we get married, the less we were going to spend, and with his HUGE promotion just off the horizon, we wanted to plan our wedding while we’re only 6 hours from the location! (His promotion will be to another state, probably farther away)

So we figured we could budget for 8K with 5 months of planning/saving time! We’re having a Saturday morning church wedding with a formal luncheon to follow! Then we’re renting an SUV limo to take us out clubbing with 15 of our friends that night!

 

Post # 10
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452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We opened a separate ING savings account and make monthly transfers automatically into it so it sits there and gets a higher interest.  If we need it, like for deposits, it takes like a week to get it out, but it’s worked so far.

Post # 11
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9674 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Both sets of parents are paying half, so we won’t be paying for much besides our honeymoon, but we want to contribute what we can. Right now not putting any money away each month for the wedding.

Post # 13
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307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We are more than a year out so only really starting to think about keeping money aside, and my parents are very graciously contributing a good amount. I am have about 2000 saved and want to make that about 4000, and that is to pay for my dress, gifts for parents/wedding party, hair stylist, decorations and flowers. Fiance has a bit more money from years of saving and various gifts/inheritances, so we are using that for the honeymoon. We have a joint savings account we haven’t got easy access to with enough to cover our photographer so we don’t need to worry about that part which is nice, it’s like finding $20 in your jacket pocket!

Post # 14
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11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am out of college, but don’t make much money (and have regular bills + car payment). Thus far, we’ve had help from both of FI’s parents, and I’ve been buying things here and there out of whatever money I have left over. I sold my old car last year and am using my tax refund toward things. We’re on a payment plan for the reception, and we’re basically waiting until the end to pay off everything else (photographer and officiant and then we’ll see how much we have left for the bar). I know FI’s parents still want to pay for things, but no one will give us a number or a ballpark or anything (frustrating).

Fiance did just pick up a part time job, though, so even if his parents can’t help anymore financially, we can pay for the rest and a honeymoon ourselves. Yay. 🙂

Post # 15
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495 posts
Helper bee

We are planning a wedding in five months using only money we have saved up already and $1k from my mom. It’ll be a $3k wedding, all told.

We didn’t even think of going into debt or drastically affecting our lifestyle to pay for one day. I’m so glad.

Post # 16
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234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Fiance isnt working at the moment, so it’s just me. We moved in with my parents so we could save money and he could go to school FT. right now we are putting 400-500$ a month into savings for the wedding. We will be getting maried May 2014.  I make very little money but also have very little bills. Our budget for wedding is $5000 and for the honeymoon only $2000. My parents may offer to help pay for little things along the way, but i am definitely not counting on it. And his mother for sure wont be offering anything.

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