(Closed) How much $ Are Waiting Bees Saving For Wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I’m saving up money for the purpose of supporting myself if I have to take time off from work (long story). If I don’t have to do that, the money is going toward the wedding. I put away $250 each week and am up to $6,000.

Post # 4
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647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

i have my own savings for a random major thing that might come up. i can’t say it’s for the wedding before SO pops the question though.

Post # 5
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1762 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Our budget is $30,000 so far we saved close to it after buying a new home doing our backyard reno it pushed us back just a tad.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

We are already married, but once we purchased our house we set aside $300/wk towards the wedding, that way we were able to book the venue & things early as well as deposits for other vendors, then whenever I had enough saved up to pay off a vendor I sent them the payment ASAP.  All our vendors were paid in advance then I could focus the rest of our savings on what I wanted to do to decorate.  

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m engaged now, but back when I knew he had bought the ring, I thought maybe saving would be a good idea. I opened a new savings account and just dumped $5000 in there. I have it set up now to automatically transfer $1000 there every month too from my regular account, so I never forget. 

Post # 8
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1030 posts
Bumble bee

Yep! Started saving a few months ago and already have £2k! Woo!

Post # 10
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123 posts
Blushing bee

Wow you guys are saving a lot!!! What with my student loan debt, rent, gas $$ and all, I usually but like $250 in a savings account a month, but that’s the same $ I then use for buying friends wedding gifts, trips I take (like Hawaii, which will be aobut $800 in November, etc) and there’s really never any ‘growth’ in the account. I keep hoping I’ll start actually saving for a wedding, but it’s impossible, even with a decent paying job. I’m impressed with you all!

Post # 11
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Newbee

Started saving pretty aggressively after getting a job. Personally I’m at 11k after a year, and saving $300-$400 each week. I’m grateful that both my SO and I do not have any debt. Living with parents helps me save even more. 🙂 

Post # 12
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873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are already married but I’ll admit I didn’t save anything up for the wedding because I didn’t think I’d actually get married.  Turns out my parents were already planning on paying for my wedding if I ever got married, so I lucked out.  Of course, I didn’t find that out until I called them in tears two days after he proposed because I’d never thought I’d actually get married, had no money saved for it, and no idea of what I wanted to do and we only had four months to do it, hahaha.

I had other savings, but nothing earmarked for a wedding.  I’d have gone to the courthouse and done it for cheap had my parents not picked up the tab.

Post # 14
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are hoping to save at least 500 per month for a year or so. We would like to contribute as much as we can since my parents will be helping out a lot.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I only have a part-time job right now, it pays pretty well, but it really only covers expenses and a small cushion for emergencies. Until I get another position to supplement it, I really can’t put much away. So jealous. 250 dollars A WEEK?!?! 1000/month? I wish I could save that much 🙁 We’re mid-twenties but still in grad school so we don’t own a home yet.. I honestly don’t know where any of the money will come from for LIFE. he’s still got school loan debt… gah…

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@boardersarita:  I know! I feel so “behind” !!

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