(Closed) How much did you recoup?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much cash did you score? (As a percentage of your wedding budget)
    0% (I suppose their presence was presents enough) : (10 votes)
    7 %
    1%-10% (Hey, that dollar dance wasn't a bad idea after all) : (11 votes)
    8 %
    10%-25% (At least we got enough to cover interest fees on our credit card payments) : (22 votes)
    16 %
    26%-50%: (A lil dough to supplement the honeymoon) : (14 votes)
    10 %
    51%-75% (Yeh, the all-inclusive honeymoon) : (4 votes)
    3 %
    76%-99% (Hey, I guess we had a Platinum Wedding on a DIY budget) : (4 votes)
    3 %
    100% (My guests covered their plate. I wonder how they knew how much that chicken cost?) : (3 votes)
    2 %
    over 100% (Man, my wedding did better than my 401(k) and my lotto ticket combined!) : (7 votes)
    5 %
    Not yet married but not expecting much : (34 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    608 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Interesting questions!  I’ll be interested to see what the responses are. 

    Post # 4
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

    I ROFL’ed at some of the caption on the poll! You rock heather! Laughing

    ETA: I voted 0% but we asked for no gifts… Not sure if that really counts.

    Post # 6
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012


    Post # 7
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Lol, lol, lol,  I can’t stop laughing!

    Post # 8
    2866 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We got about half what we spent but we paid for everything up front from a separate wedding-budget so if we got anything it was “extra”.

    I STILL have giftcards that I’m trying to use from the wedding though. Funny that I just used one of our wedding gifts to buy maternity pants.

    Post # 9
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Haha…awesome poll!

    We got more than what we put into the wedding. Though not everyone did the “cover your plate”, the people who gave more than that covered everyone else. We also had a lot of people who didn’t attend send gifts. So we received slightly more than what we spent.

    Post # 10
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We got about 10% back – but it was bonus because we didn’t really expect anything back to cover wedding expenses!

    Post # 11
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We got back more than WE paid for the wedding..however, as a percentage of TOTAL money spent on the wedding (money spent by us and our parents), we made back about 30%.

    We live in NYC and cash gifts are by far the norm for weddings…out of 150 guests, I think we received like 5 tangible gifts, and the rest was cash. We received gifts from all but two guests, including a bunch from people who didn’t attend.

    Post # 12
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Your options are hilarious =]. We ended up with about 15% in cash back. A lot of people only gave $40 or $60, which was expected and no big deal.

    Post # 14
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Well we delibrately asked for no gifts. We both had fully stocked households and needed nothing, in fact we threw a ton of crap away.

    A few people did give us cash/checks but I never thought of it as recouping the wedding money. I only spent 5K on the wedding. reception and pig roast                  held the next day and he paid for the honeymoon. There was no way we were going in tp debt for a wedding!

    Post # 15
    2260 posts
    Buzzing bee

    great poll options! too bad its to early to toss my experience in

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