(Closed) How much did other people pay for your wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much of your wedding cost was funded by parents/relatives/others?

    None, we paid for it all ourselves.

    0-25% of the total cost



    Most or all of the costs were covered (woohoo!)

    Someone paid me to marry my SO (woohoo?)

  • Post # 3
    2347 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My parents offered a small amount that they would contribute (as wedding budgets go), but DH and I don’t have any money of our own, so we just had a small wedding and kept the budget under what my parents had offered. We were incredibly grateful that my parents were willing to pay for anything, because othewise, we’d have been at the courthouse!

    Post # 4
    478 posts
    Helper bee

    My father bought my dress.  Other than that, we are paying for it entirely ourselves


    Post # 5
    4948 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

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    @ProfessorGirl:  FH and I are basically in the same boat! My parents offered to pay what they can afford and we’re trying to stay under it. I wouldn’t be surprised if my grandparents offer to pitch in as well, but I’m not expecting anything. 

    We’re paying for the honeymoon ourselves. 

    Post # 6
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    As of this moment, we are footing the bill ourselves so we planned accordingly and only are spending what we can afford.  However, my father offered to buy my dress (that’s $200) and my grandma sent me $200 ( so 400 bucks towards the wedding from family).

    Plus fmil made my linens and flower dress and will be making the ringbearer outfit as well.  

    It might not seem like much but the extra 200 for my dress I saved, I hired a DJ.  And the linens would have been a graet savings if the caterer I foudn didn’t also provide linens.  The 200 bucks my gram sent went towards a few miscellaneouos wedding expenses and a Japanese dinner date for me and fi 😛

    Post # 7
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My parents are paying for the food, the wedding cake, and the officiant. 

    My FH’s parents gave us a large portion of our budget.

    The rests lies in our bank accounts.

    Post # 8
    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My parents bought small things here and there and payed for our cake, the silverware, and plates, and flowers for the church

    My uncle paid for the briskets, one of my grandmas made the frijoles rancheros, and my other grandma made the potato salad, macaroni salad, rice and also had a cousin make the chile curtido

    A cousin purchased our plastic table cloths and guest sign frame

    My aunt and family friend paid for the photographer

    Another uncle and Father-In-Law paid for the DJ

    DH and I paid for the rest ourselves. We didn’t have a big wedding but it was perfect.

    Post # 9
    325 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My mother paid for pretty much the entire thing. My Mother-In-Law paid for our open bar/alcohol. 

    DH and I personally paid for the gifts to the bridal party and for our travel/honeymoon.

    Post # 10
    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @ProfessorGirl:  Same here! My parents offered to pay $5,000, which, as far as weddings go, is not very much, but we’re very grateful, because as graduate students we wouldn’t be able to afford anything other than a courthouse wedding ourselves! We are paying for the honeymoon and his family generously offered to pay for some things as well (beverages, etc.). 

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