(Closed) How much did you and your fiance contribute to your wedding budget?

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much did you and your fiance contribute to your wedding budget?


    Less than 500.00








  • Post # 3
    504 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Wedding or wedding and honeymoon?

    Post # 4
    9048 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    DH parents gave us $5000 and my parents gave us $6250 ($5000 plus my dress and alternations).  DH and I had lived together and combined finances for a couple years before the wedding, and together we paid the remainder.

    Our budget excluding rings and honeymoon ended up being $14,300 (including everything related to the actual throwing of the wedding – wedding party gifts, their accommodations, thank you gifts for people that helped us with stuff, any outfits I bought for showers, rehearsal dinners etc, all wedding magazines and crafting tools I bought for our DIY, all albums purchased after the fact for parents/grandparents/ourselves and charged myself government rate mileage every time I drove to an appointment).

    Including wedding and e-rings, DH’s travel to Vegas for his bachelor party and honeymoon, grand total was $28,600 so we paid $17,350 out of our own pocket (and received about $6500 in cash gifts in case you were wondering), but really our parents contributions covered the acutal “ceremony and reception”.

    Post # 5
    3967 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I plan on paying for gifts, dress (all attire, jewelry, shoes, alterations, etc), his suit, our rings, honeymoon. Parents will probably be contributing 10,000 for the reception, and all those things I added up previously would be in addition. So maybe… 8,000 more? (Including rings = $2500, honeyoon =$3,000). Roughly. 

    Post # 6
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My parents gave us $5000, and we paid about $20000 of our own money, plus an additional $5200 for the honeymoon. Ugh, sounds like so much, but we came out debt free, and we absolutely loved our wedding.

    Post # 7
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We are paying for the majority of it, which totals $30,000 from me and my fiancé. His mom and stepdad are paying for the rehearsal dinner and my parents are paying for my dress. 

    ETA: This includes our honeymoon.

    Post # 8
    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We paid for our entire wedding and honeymoon. Our wedding (including honeymoon) was 12k.

    Post # 9
    2293 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We are contributing around 30% of the overall cost, if you count everything – rings, honeymoon, wedding, reception, etc. Our total budget is about $30k, so a little less than 10k is our portion. I put in 8k of that, Fiance just paid for my rings. But I am fine with that, we are combining money after the wedding and he is working towards some of our other goals. 

    It was not a major sacrifice, we didn’t have to give up any other goals or our emergency savings. Same for our parent contributions. While very very generous, it didn’t put any of them in a financial pinch. 

    Post # 10
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    my parents are paying for the wedding but I’m contributing $5,000 for the videographer. 

    My fiancé will pay for his tux (buying so approximately $1500), hotel suite ($1000), ring ($5-7000), honeymoon ($10-15,000) etc

    wedding budget is such a vague term (to me at least) bc everyone has a different idea for what it included. 

    Post # 11
    890 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We pretty much only bought the gifts for our bridal party $800.00 and our rings $1000.00  My parents paid for everything else $50K est total. Wedding cake is a gift from my parents good friends $500.00.  His mom didn’t contribute at all.   


    The bridal party are paying for their shoes and their manicure.  Everything else was covered by my parents.


    My Fi and I are paying for our honeymoon and our new couch! lol 😀  We are spending a week in a cabin $800.00 and our 2nd week of honeymoon we are relaxing at home on our new couchs $1000.00.

    Post # 12
    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We’re paying for mostly everything, so $20,000+ and 98%

    Post # 13
    1900 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think this poll would be better as a percentage rather than the monetary amounts, just for the people who are having cheap weddings, but my fiance and I will probably be paying about 5-10,000 (which would be roughly 60-80% of the wedding costs). Both sets of parents are talking about paying for half each, so you never know! We might get away without paying for anything Wink

    Post # 14
    5008 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We paid about half (£15k/$24k). We worked hard to save for it.

    Post # 15
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My fiance and I have a goal to save $10,000 each for our wedding. We’re really hoping we won’t spend the entire $20,000 and can use what is left over for our honeymoon. We’re getting some help from his parents but we’re not quite sure how much they’re contributing so at this point we’re working under the assumption that we’re paying for the whole thing.


    *I’m not sure if you meant how much we were each contributing or together..so I did each of us.

    Post # 16
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Fi and I are paying for the entire wedding ourselves.  Our budget is around $5000 (or less).  So far, we got $450 from my father and grandmother and fi’s mom made some linens, the fg dress, the rb suit and the gm ties.

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