How much did you spend on your wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much did you spend on your wedding?

    < $5000

    $5000 - $10’000

    $10’000 - $20’000

    $20’000 - $30’000

    $30’000 +

  • Post # 16
    329 posts
    Helper bee

    We are going to spend close to 35K. It’ll be about 8% of our annual income. Does not include ering or honeymoon. 

    Post # 17
    4386 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

    We’re budgetting $15K but will likely come in around $20K, which is about 15% our combined annual income. We will have help from our families but we’re not sure how much so planning to pay for everything ourselves just to be on the safe side. 

    Post # 18
    1246 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

    Ours was a little under £20k, I’m not sure how that translates to US$. That didn’t include the honeymoon or rings. We had no debt.

    Post # 19
    835 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

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    natasha0b :  We tried to keep it under $5k but we ended up at around $7k (including rings and honeymoon). The wedding is only in October so I am not sure if we’ll finally be over-budget or under-budget but it shouldn’t be too far off because we don’t have too many variable elements.

    It’s less than 8% of our combined income. We live in Texas and our venue is free since it is a church hall. Our guest count is around 40 including kids. 

    Post # 20
    2816 posts
    Sugar bee

    Our wedding was around 22k (for all wedding related expenses including rings, hotel stay, etc.), or ~20% of our income when we got married. Around 7k came from family contributions, though we didn’t expect them and would have spent the same amount regardless. We spent another ~6k on our honeymoon.

    We were in a fortunate position to be able to pay for it from savings. We definitely would have scaled back if we hadn’t been able to pay in cash (while still having an emergency fund leftover, etc.) or if we’d had debt. While we don’t own a home, we live in an extremely HCOL area where 15-20k would only be a drop in the bucket toward a home downpayment, so spending that much didn’t set us back significantly. 

    Post # 21
    2011 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Around 75-80k. Never added up the final numbers. This doesn’t include rings or honeymoon. 

    Post # 22
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    20 k………..

    Post # 23
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    We are around $60k right now, no including rings and honeymoon.

    Post # 24
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

    We’ll end up somewhere between $40-50k, not including rings or honeymoon. We are not paying…if we were it would be a significantly less expensive event.

    Post # 25
    1644 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

    My dad spent 5k or less. I worked very hard on making it an affordable wedding because I didn’t want to leave him with huge amounts of debt over one stupid (to me!! Not my opinion on anyone elses wedding day!!) day. He and my husband both wanted a wedding way more than I did lmao. 

    Post # 26
    1496 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

    I’ve never added it all up, but including the ceremony, reception, dress, rings, honeymoon etc etc…in the 30-40s. 

    Which is about 1/5th of our incomes but we had some help too. 

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