(Closed) How much do you make a year? What is your budget?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 47
2662 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We make appr. $75K between the both of us and spent about 13K on the wedding!

Post # 48
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

We make combined between 350-400K.  My Fiance is in sales so that changes year to year, but it’s been pretty consistent…hopefully it stays that way!!  We live very comfortably, we never have to save for anything, and have a lot of money in savings (money markets/investments/ and so on).  We love traveling so we go on vacations around the US and the Caribbean about 5 or more times a year.  We are giving up traveling the year of our wedding to use that money towards wedding expenses, and we saved for 3 years before getting engaged (and bought our house first).  Our budget was originally $50K in Chicago, but it’s on the verge of $70K, trying my best to keep the budget under $65K.  So I guess we are spending just over 15% of our income, but again, we are cutting trips out of our normal routine and we saved ($30k) over three years for the wedding.     

Post # 49
36 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

We make about $220K combined (I’m a freelancer so it varies). Our budget is $35-40K. We are paying for everything ourselves, in cash, by having a longer engagement and putting aside money each month. 

Post # 50
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

we make $73,000 total pre tax. this would be better if we didn’t pay so much for student loans, hah. our budget started at $6,000.  it is now $10,000. wedding day + honeymoon is around $15,000. this doesn’t include my $5,500 ring and our wedding bands (hopefully won’t spend much on these).  FI’s parents are giving us around $3,500, we are paying for the rest. 

Post # 51
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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