(Closed) How are you saving for the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: How are you and your FI saving for the wedding?
    Only one of us is saving : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Both of us are saving in a joint account : (6 votes)
    38 %
    Both of us are saving in separate accounts : (5 votes)
    31 %
    Our families are paying - love them! : (4 votes)
    25 %
    Another way - see comment : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We have a joint checking account and we are saving together in a savings account. So i don’t think it is strange to have a joint account before marriage at all! πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
    2083 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I don’t know if it is weird or not, but I don’t see anything wrong with it πŸ™‚ Fiance and I had actually talked about doing the same thing – opening an account together to put all the wedding savings in. We never ended up doing it, but it always seemed like a good idea. Right now I keep having to go check both of our accounts to update myself on how much is left, so it can be a bit of a hassle.

    Post # 5
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    The way its ended up working out so far is that we both save in a shared account but I’m also saving in my own.  I’ve had more expenses than he has, ie. dress, shoes, hair, make-up, etc.  He has his own expenses too but he’s HORRIBLE at saving money so he’s gonna have to figure that part out.  We still have time though.

    Post # 6
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We saved to a joint account. It wasn’t weird for us to have a joint account before marriage. We actually had one before the engagement. Sure, people made comments about it binding us as a couple. Meaning we would probably have to get a “divorce” because we shared the financial account but we were sure about our relationship and where it was going, so I didn’t mind.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that I did save money in my own account. The joint was used for our venue.

    Post # 7
    1336 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    He’s writing me a check every month, or wrote I should say, and I would deposit it into an online savings account set up for our wedding funds. 

    Post # 8
    838 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yup it goes straight to our savings! its not weird having a joint account before you get married (IMO)

    Post # 9
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am putting away a grand a month, and my Fiance is putting in what he can into our joint savings account (he is in school)

    Post # 10
    23 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We will join our bank acconts once we get married. We bought a house together in November, so he is in charge of paying the mortgage and all of the bills. I have been putting away $1000 a month and he puts away a percentage of his pay into a savings account each month. He paid for the honeymoon yesterday and for the reception venue.

    My parents are paying for the catering & cakes.

    His parents are paying for the rehearsal dinner and the reception’s beer & wine.

    That leaves us in charge of paying for the florist, decorator, dj, photographer, invitations, limo, and little things such as bridal party gifts. 

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