(Closed) How'd you pay for your wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Money
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  • Post # 47
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We’ve been generously given all the money we need for our wedding from both sets of parents. Normally I don’t comment on how are you paying because other sites seem to really frown on this.   We’re incredibly lucky they offered anything at all!

    Post # 48
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I dipped into my savings. The rest is money Fi and I had both been putting into savings and put into an account.

    Post # 49
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Fiance and I have been saving since April for our May wedding next year.  We’re fronting everything from the $60k wedding to the $15k honeymoon with no help from our parents (my parents are very poor and we didn’t think it was fair to ask for help from one side and not the other).  It does help a lot that Fiance and I both have great paying jobs.  His parents, however, are paying for the rehearsal dinner since they want to invite 100+ of their friends and family (just his side) to it and we didn’t feel like it was fair for us to have to feed the same group of people expensive meals for free all weekend long.  If it were up to us, the rehearsal dinner would be much smaller and we would’ve paid for that, in that case.

    Post # 50
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My parents are paying for the food and alcohol, which will total around $7,000.

    Me and my fiance are paying for everything else, which will probably be between $3,000 – $5,000. So far everything has been cash — either right out of our paychecks or savings. I intend to pay cash for as much as possible, which we’ve been very good at doing. If things get kinda tight towards the end, I might have to put $500 – $1000 “unexpected” costs on my credit card and then pay if off as soon as we are married (with our monetary gifts).

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 51
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’ve beenn really lucky, my dad has given us a lump sum (anything we don’t use can go towards a mortgage) my mum has paid for the honeymoon and my Fiance parents have given us a smaller lump of money for the wedding or mortgage, can’t imagine how long it would take to save it all ourselves. 

    Post # 52
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    None of the above. Fiance got some money when his grandmother passed, and we’re using that to pay for the wedding. If that hadn’t happened, we’d be paying for it ourselves out of savings, with maybe a couple thousand from his parents.

    Post # 53
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I saved up all my money (well almost all) from my PT job.  I saved for like 5 months… engagement was 9/10 months and before my job we were using the little bit of extra money fi had left over from paying bills. 

    Post # 54
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We are looking at a total of $24K for our wedding and honeymoon, this includes EVERYTHING from our attire, gifts to bridal party/parents, vendors, DIY decor items, but my e-ring. My fiance is paying for almost everything in cash.

    His dad gave him $2,500 from his private account (did not tell his mom, she feels that we should pay for the wedding ourselves, which is fine, but dad wanted to help a little).

    We believe that we will have to put about $3,700 on credit, which sucks. We will have the exact number of what will end up on credit by January, it all depends on our guest list and entree selections. I did everything I could to make this wedding as cheap as possible, getting married in the winter, making our own wedding invitations, using silk flowers for the entire wedding party, pricing and researching tons of vendors for the best possible deal while staying with established vendors, getting a 25 passenger shuttle van over a limo, etc. I even told my fiance I would make some changes with the photographer, and go with a cheaper package to save some money, but he said not to worry about it. We will pay off the $3,700 with the money we get from the wedding, have some needed repairs done to both our cars, and the rest go into savings if any!

    Post # 55
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    Blushing bee

    Most of our cost is travel. We are saving $x amount per month, making sure we have what we need in cash for the wedding and honeymoon, and putting all purchases on a no-interest card which we will completely pay off before the promo period is over to avoid any interest charges. As soon as we get back from the honeymoon, any remaining cash will be paid on the card, and then the $x amount we’ve been saving will just go to paying it off. And they way I have it scheduled, we should have min. 1 month from my deadline, which is 2 months before the promo period ends.

    Post # 56
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    Busy bee

    Everything we’ve budgeted is based on what we can afford cash. If we get extra help then that’s a bonus. There is no way we’re getting into debt for one night.

    Post # 57
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Parents gave us $5000 each, and we saved up the other 18,000 for rings/honeymoon/whatever they didn’t cover.

    Post # 58
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We’re not really saving anything at the moment for the wedding. My fiancé is going to pay for the wedding. Once he is done with schooling next year, he will be able to pay it off without much of a problem. So we’ll probably just charge to get credit card points and cash back rewards and then pay off the credit cards right away. 

    Post # 59
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Our wedding is about 40k and we are paying for the entire thing ourselves by saving our money.

    Post # 60
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    We’re paying cash. No real savings since we’re doing a small destination wedding with some added perks for our guests.

    Post # 61
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’re saving, and getting a little creative. We have to merge two households anyway, so anything I haven’t put my hands on in the past two years is up for consideration to get rid of it. And a lot of those things I’ve been able to sell on eBay.  It’s not as lucrative as it used to be, but getting a little cash out of things I was just lugging around.

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