(Closed) How was your wedding paid for? (spinoff)

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: How was your wedding paid for?

    I/We/FI paid for everything ourselves in cash (no debt)

    I/We/FI paid for everything, but with some debt (less than 50% of total cost)

    I/We/FI paid for everything, but mostly going into debt (more than 50% of total cost)

    Parents/relatives paid for everything

    I/We/FI paid for most of it, parents helped

    Parents paid for most of it, I/We/FI paid for some of it


  • Post # 17
    1462 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    DH and I paid about $8,000 (including rings, honeymoon, photogrpaher, personal wedding expenses etc), his parents paid about $4,000 towards the reception and my parents paid about $5,000 towards all the other costs (booze, venue hireage, chair and linen rentals etc, invitiations and other misc expenses).

    We were incredibly lucky that we were able to keep our wedding relatively low cost and that we had support parents who were able and prepared to help us with the costs.

    Post # 19
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

    Oh I am so jealous of those who had help. I don’t know if we will have any financial help for our wedding. Our budget is going to be about $5000, and we’re saving it all ourselves. 

    Post # 20
    10283 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My parents: Venue (ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, catering and open bar) – $5000

    DH’s parents: Flowers and Rehearsal Dinner – $1000 (give or take a few hundred – I don’t know exactly how much the Rehearsal Dinner cost)

    My grandmother: My dress – $1000

    My aunt and uncle: Our cake – $600

    DH and I: Everything else – $5500 without Honeymoon. If we’re adding that in, then tack on another $4500.

    Everything was paid for in cash so there is no debt hanging over our heads.

    Post # 21
    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    Fiance is paying.

    Post # 22
    5422 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My mother is giving me X amount of money.  I am responsible for the rest.  I say I and not WE since he hasnt been involved at all even though we both work and whatnot.  His parents are contributing nothing.

    All in all, we will be somewhere around 10-15k.  Never set an official budget since were not doing things the traditional way and keeping it simple and small.

    Post # 23
    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We’re paying for all of it ourselves in cash. Doing it this way was top priority to us. Proud to say that after 4 months of saving like mad people we officially have enough to pay for the wedding, and then some!

    Post # 24
    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Oh I should mention though that my aunt did buy me my dress. That was around $700 all told, however she’s only paid me $325 of that so far /: who knows if I’ll ever see the rest of what she owes. I paid for all my accessories myself and I’ll be paying for alterations as well.

    Post # 25
    3617 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I voted other. My parents gifted us a healthy amount of money for the wedding, our original budget. But we went way over budget and all of that has come out of our pockets, in cash, no debt. So in the end my parents paid for 60% and we paid 40%…not really any of the options up there.

    Post # 26
    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Fiance and I are paying for about 80% of the total cost ourselves. We’re paying for it in cash with no debt, yay!

    Post # 27
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My parents are taking care of the Nigerian traditional wedding ceremony, church, reception venue, traditional clothing, food and drinks (no alcohol…Dad is a Pastor and refuses to pay for it)

    Fiance and I r paying for EVERYTHING else….borrowed a smidge from my retirement…the interest rate is about 1.7% so it’s a SUPER low interest rate only to pay back on the missed opportunity for the money to grow. WE dont plan on putting anything on credit cards or getting any bank loans or anything like that.

    Not sure what his parents are handling yet.

    Post # 28
    1199 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My parents are basically paying for the entire wedding itself.  FIL’s are paying for/doing nearly all of the stationary.  If the cost of a vendor was more than my parents budgeted for, FH and I are paying the difference.

    FH and I are also paying for/hosting a post wedding brunch, we’re paying for our honeymoon and of course our rings.

    Post # 29
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We are paying for everything in cash. No Debt!! Our wedding will end up costing $10,000-$12,000. 

    That includes the wedding, reception, & honeymoon. Everything!! 

    Post # 30
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    My mom had a budget set for it, but we felt we wanted to contribute. We are in the early stages of planning, but so far every deposit that has come up, we have paid in cash.

    Post # 31
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Our wedding will end up being almost a 50/50 split…Fiance and I have paid for all the deposits…my mom/stepdad are covering bar tab (open bar for approx. 200 ppl), my dad is covering the rehearsal dinner, her parents are covering her dress, DOC, and small misc. things (invitations, Bridesmaid or Best Man necklaces, etc.) Our honeymoon is free through my mom’s timeshare. Total estimated cost, not including rings: $22k

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