(Closed) How much wedding-debt was left after your big day?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much did you owe after your wedding?

    None!

    $0 - $1000

    $1000 - $5000

    $5000 - $10000

    $10000 - $15000

    $15000 - $20000

    $20000 - $30000

    $30000 +

  • Post # 62
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I wont be in debt at all my by fiance will be :p I actually saved enough to pay for the entire wedding on my own. My fiance will have covered his half too but he will be in debt still for the same amount that he spent on my ring… I told him not to spend so much!

    Post # 63
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    869 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Zero, there is no way I would’ve paid for anything on a credit card that I couldn’t immediately pay off. It’s not worth it.

    Post # 64
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    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Not married yet but we aren’t charging anything. Everything’s been paid in cash. 

    Post # 65
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    10 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Hello, Bees! I am not planning to have any debt, but at this point it might be too early to tell. We’re planning to have a wedding in December 2014, and planned for around 15 months worth of savings.  We are also expecting our parents to contribute.  I’ve planned for us to save a bit more that the budget, $16K, most of it as contingency, but could also be put towards the Honeymoon. I’ve spent quite some time planning and getting quotes here and there, to get more accurate estimates on things.  However, we’ve not spent on anything yet, besides the rings.  Sadly, even when we’ve saved a considerable amount of our budget, we haven’t set up the wedding date until my FI’s job status is more secure.  Based on this, we might even postpone our desired December date if we have to. Undecided

    Post # 66
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    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We had a little less than $1000 of wedding stuff on our credit cards, but we returned from our honeymoon with a little less than $1000 left (surprisingly came in way under budget!), so we put that toward the CC and we broke even. 🙂 

    Post # 67
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    8067 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    No debt!

    I will have around $4k leftover in savings that could have potentially went to the wedding.  I don’t really feel like blowing it right away either so we’re going to wait to take our honeymoon until Thanksgiving week (also his 30th bday).

    I actually do put quite a bit of expenses on credit card to get the points (otherwise it would have just come out of my checking), but I pay those off within the month.

    FWIW we’re paying about $12,000 and my parents are paying about $11,000.

    Post # 68
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    36 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We will have debt…. We bought a house last year and put $45,000 down payment.  So we plan and have always planned, on taking SOME of the equity and using it for the wedding.  But that is a choice we made and are both very ok with that decision.  The interest is very low on home equity loans and we have a plan to pay it off.

    Post # 69
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    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I started planning straight after FH proposed, even though we set the date for 2 years later. As a result we had plenty of time to save and I tried to book and pay for things as early as possible so we wouldn’t have to fork out a large amount of money at the end. Our budget was $15000… we’ve probably gone over by about $2000 though. We will have everything paid for by the wedding day. 🙂

    Post # 70
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    3329 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We won’t have any. We have saved up and after the venue is paid off, we will have £2k left and once it’s gone it’s gone. We are having our honeymoon at Christmas 2015. So we can save for that too. 

    Our priorities are: 

    Photography

    Rings

    Premium drinks package

    Putting friends and family up @ the hotel and pre wedding dinner. 

    and attire. 

    Everything else is extra so I probably won’t bother! 

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