Post # 47
- 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
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
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
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.