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

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much did you and your fiance contribute to your wedding budget?
    0.00 : (8 votes)
    5 %
    Less than 500.00 : (7 votes)
    4 %
    500.00-1,000.00 : (7 votes)
    4 %
    1,000.00-2,000.00 : (8 votes)
    5 %
    2,000.00-5,000.00 : (43 votes)
    25 %
    5,000.00-10,000.00 : (38 votes)
    22 %
    10,000.00-15,000.00 : (34 votes)
    20 %
    15,000.00-20,000.00 : (19 votes)
    11 %
    20,000.00-25,000.00 : (9 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 47
    Member
    7310 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    We paid for about 75% of our wedding, which ended up being in the $15-20k range for out of pocket expenses, all paid in cash without touching our house fund. My parents wanted to pay for certain things, like helping me pay for my dress and hosting the newlywed breakfast, which was a really nice surprise.

    Post # 48
    Member
    9811 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Our budget should be around $20k (including wedding bands, but not including HM).  I think my parents are paying about $10,500 of it (venue, alcohol package, food, music/DJ, photobooth, my dress/hair).  We are probably paying about $8000 (photography, flowers/decor, cake, officiant, accessories (my shoes, etc), his suit, our bands, all invitations/STD, transportation, hotel room, bridal party gifts).

    So that is about 40% right now we are paying for.

    I would hope his parents would pay for the reception dinner since they did his brothers, so that would be the other $1,500 in my budget.

    Post # 49
    Member
    11746 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Not much, other than rings and honeymoon (sortof – my grandparents are giving us $5k for it but not sure when we will get that).  We’re also buying our ketubah and the flower girl dress and gifts for each other.

    Post # 50
    Member
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t know exact numbers off the top of my head, but we probably put in close to $10k. My parents probably put in around $20k.

    We also paid probably $3k ourselves for our honeymoon flights and food, etc, but lodging was a gift from grandmother.

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