(Closed) How are you paying for the wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 62
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1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

$10k from my parents, $1k from FI’s parents (the rehearsal dinner), $9k from us. We didn’t actually plan ahead and save, just make enough to cover expenses spread out over our 9 month engagement (not that we make much, we just don’t pay much in rent, don’t go out to eat, etc.).

Post # 63
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Busy bee

It will just the Fiance and I paying for our wedding. We don’t want anything large, and there is a very big chance that we will elope so…. there isn’t really a need to have our parents or family pitch in >.<

Post # 64
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My fiance originally wanted to pay for the wedding with a loan and then just pay it off after the wedding. Good thing I am level-headed…..I said NO WAY. We’re paying for the wedding with our tax refunds and just saving. We still have 2 years to save, so I’m hoping we’ll be okay. My mom is paying for my dress and our ceremony fee, which is a big help.

Post # 65
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Blondee: YAY!!! We’re not the only ones using tax returns! lol.  Tax returns are going to help pay for the wedding over the next two years.  Though we are NOT using all of it for the wedding (obviously, since we’ve got an apartment, bills, and two kids…)

We’re paying for EVERYTHING, which is why it’s on a LOW budget and I’m DIY’ing a lot of stuff.  well, I also love to do crafts and stuff 😉

Post # 66
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Husband and I had some help from our family but we paid for the majority of the wedding. We basically budgeted the wedding with what money we had.

We had the wedding paid off BEFORE the wedding and already have over 2,500.00 saved for our honeymoon (which is another 11 months away!!!)

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My parents paid the majority, close to 5k. We paid the rest, about 2k. We had help from various family member who wanted to help us as well; my brother paid for our cake, Future Sister-In-Law paid for half the DJ, Future Mother-In-Law paid for the harpist for the wedding. It takes a freaking village to plan a wedding…

Post # 68
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are paying for 90-95% of it on our own; other from my parents and Fiance parent’s paying for rehearsal dinner and 10 of their guets to attend. We have been saving for a verrry long time and despite Fiance still being in school and unemployed I am fortunate to have a good job.

 Oh and I’m proud to say absolutely no credit or loans!!!

Post # 69
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My parents paid for food (which was a large expense) and my dress. We paid for everything else. We set up a joint savings account as soon as we got engaged, and shoveled a ton of extra money in there, and we also chose to have a longer engagement to give us more time to save. 

Post # 70
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We’re paying for the majority of our wedding some contribution from both of our parents…we’ve been planning and saving together for about a year and will continue to pay using our monthly savings until our BIG day!!   😀

Post # 71
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We have enough saved to pay for 2/3 of our wedding. However, both of our families are contributing enough money to cover almost the entire cost. I had been saving for a few years to be able to pay for most of the wedding and didn’t expect so much help from our parents. 

Post # 72
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re paying for it from our savings. We have a small budget but will not go over it because we do not want to go into our marriage with consumer debt. 

Post # 73
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I personally dont believe in entering into marriage with unnecessary debt. We paid for the engagement ring out of pocket and will pay for the wedding the same way. My parents have graciously offered to pay for our reception, which is about 75% of our total wedding cost. FI’s parents have offered to pick up the tab on a few things as well. Everything else will be paid for by us. We have money automatically put into our savings account every pay period so just the money from that will cover the portion that we have to pay. 

As I am an only child my parents have never paid for a wedding before, thus didnt really know how everything worked. I had assumed that they would be giving us the money upfront like all of my friends, who recently got married, parents did. I was wrong. About a week before the venue deposit was due (which was 1/3 of the estimated reception cost) I asked my parents about it. My mother looked at me like I was crazy and said that they aren’t giving us the money until next September (we’re getting married next October). That was fine. We just had to get creative with our money. It actually worked out pretty well. Fiance and I are going to have 2/3 of the reception paid off before the wedding and we will have my parents entire contribution to work with when everything else comes due right around the same time. 

Post # 74
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218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My parents are giving us $5,000. I go to school full time and I’m using the money I receive from grants and financial aid to pay for most of the wedding. I was in the military so I’m lucky enough to have my school completely paid for along with an extra $1800 a month for living expenses. We are also saving at least $750 a month until the wedding and have taken advantage of all the vendor options so we can pay them off monthly.

Post # 75
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Fiance has plenty of savings for his parts and I worked more than one job most of my career so I thankfully had some savings and also I am selling alot of stuff to prepare for the move into 1 household and that is helping defray alot of my expenses too. We still don’t know if the FIL’s will throw any money in the pot or not.

Post # 76
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Long engagement meant being able to pay for our special day in cash. No loans. We have however gotten some money gifted to us as a wedding present.

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