(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 # 32
    1972 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Fiance and I are paying for 100% of our wedding (unless you count the $50 that was put in our engagement card by grandma that we put towards wedding)

    Wedding + rings + honeymoon is coming to $25000

    We earn $75000 combined a year.

    Post # 33
    2868 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My parents are paying for the wedding itself (12k) and the honemoon flights (3k).  We are paying for the rest of the honeymoon (3k) and the bridesmaid’s jewelry ($300)

    Post # 34
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    my fiance and i are paying for everything ourselves, and yes even my own dress. so the whole cost of the wedding is out of our own pockets. we are not asking our pRents for anything nor do we expect them to pay for it.

    Post # 35
    11259 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    my dh and i paid for 100% of our wedding and honeymoon ourselves.

    Post # 36
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We are spending approximately $14,000. FI’s parents paid for our catering and bar which came to about $12,000-13,000. And my parents are paying for my dress, alterations, and rehearsal dinner which adds up to about $3,000.

    We are paying for our honeymoon, but I didn’t add that into the total.

    Post # 37
    6109 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    100% of it came from us!  It was a destination elopement weddingmoon.


    I agree percentages would give you a better picture for what you are asking!

    Post # 38
    2818 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We paid for 100% of the wedding ourselves and our money is combined. My aunt is hosting & paying for the rehearsal dinner though! 🙂

    Post # 39
    3767 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Our wedding isn’t over yet so things could change, but right now Fiance and I are each contributing $15k.  My parents are gifting us a large amount, however our goal is to finance the entire wedding ourselve and use that money towards a house. I’m really hoping we don’t go too far over budget!!

    Post # 40
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Each set of parents gave us $5,000, which we thought was very generous. So parents covered $10,000, and we are paying about $8,000, give or take a little.

    Post # 41
    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted for $0, but that’s our wedding only. Budget was $23,000. Our parents generously paid for it. Honeymoon and rings we paid for ourselves.

    Post # 42
    4948 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    We’re paying for the honeymoon and our rings. 

    I’m having a very small Destination Wedding, so I’m guesstimating we’ll be paying about 30% of the total costs. 

    Post # 43
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Between wedding and honeymoon, we are contributing about $14,000.  We had a long engagement so we set up a ‘wedding fund’ and just started depositing money in it with each paycheck.  


    Our wedding is costing about $28k.  His parents are paying for the Rehearsal Dinner and gave us $7500, my parents gave us $10k.  We are very blessed.


    Honestly, I’m looking forward to having that extra cash every month, haha!  

    Post # 44
    2491 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My parents gave us a set amount that they had been saving for me since I was little (aww!). Anyways, what ended up happening is they used that money to write cheques for big things like the venue, catering, dress, etc. All the little nitty gritty details (centrepieces that were DIY, bridal jewellery, etc) we paid for. In the end, my parents gave us the difference between their amount and the amount they spent. It worked out to be about even, with us possibly contributing an extra $100 or so.

    When we were given the money we were told we could use as much or as little of it as we wanted to, and any overspending was up to us and any underspending could be put towards a downpayment on a home, honeymoon, etc. In the end, we made their gift our budget and stuck as close to it as possible.

    Post # 45
    3622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Less than $500. We paid for STDs, invites, postage, and some signage at the reception (needless to say, our paper products weren’t too expensive!). My parents offered to reimburse us for that, but I thought that would just be silly since they were paying for the rest anyway.

    ETA – we also paid for all honeymoon costs minus the hotel because we are staying in DH’s parents’ timeshare. But I consider that seperate from the wedding budget because it’s the Honeymoon, not the wedding Tongue Out

    Post # 46
    755 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My parents are paying for everything except the honeymoon, FI’s suit, gifts, and rings. We are hoping to be able to offer about $5,000 that we have saved to off-set the amount we have gone over budget (on two graduate student salaries), which I assume my parents will tell us to keep it to start our house savings. We are really lucky though, my parents were the ones who wanted 150+ people and they have super generously offered to cover it. If we had chosen, we would have had less than 50 people and could have afforded it ourselves. It makes them happy though, so I won’t complain. 

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