Post # 17
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 # 18
Our parents were incredibly generous, and helped to pay for almost all of it, but we paid for some things like our rings, honeymoon, Wedding Party gifts. (but afterwards my parents still gave us a nice check as a wedding gift, so I guess they did pay for all of it!) But…had they not paid for it, I really wouldn’t have minded a much smaller, simpler wedding. A lot of the expense really was in inviting a ton of our parents friends.
Post # 19
- 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
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 # 22
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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