(Closed) Is it normal for a bride to help pay for the wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Um I think most of us are paying for our own weddings or at least part of them…

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

Yeah – I spent a LOT of my own money on this wedding. Just about as much as I could afford to and still pay the rest of my bills.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Darling Husband and I paid for our wedding together.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think you will find that most of the ladies here are paying for their own weddings (sometimes with help from families, or splitting costs with their Fiance, etc).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We paid for our own wedding, minus some contributions from our families, but most of it was totally on us.  We figured if we were ready for marriage, we were ready for paying for it.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes, I think more so than ever it’s normal for a bride to contribute to the wedding. My dad is paying for half, my fiance and myself the other half. We have a wedding fund we both put money into, and I’m paying for the cakes out of my own money. Definitely nothing wrong with it and I’m happy to do it. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Is this a cultural thing?  My parent’s paid for the majority of my wedding but I paid for parts of it.  I don’t think there’s anything weird with chipping or paying for the whole thing yourself! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Most of the bees I’ve read are at least paying for part of the wedding. A lot of couples split the cost with no help from parents. My Fiance and I are splitting costs with help from my mom, although I may end up paying for most of it depending on our finances after the wedding. You sound like you come from a more traditional background. So is it “normal” in today’s day and age? Definitely.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Corilee13: I’ll second that. It’s very definitely normal for the bride to be paying for some of the wedding at least. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My fiance and I are paying for all of it except for flowers and a bit of after party alcohol provided by our parents.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Now and days its pretty normal 🙂 My Fiance and I are paying for mostly everything. We are splitting it in half we both started saving from the beginning of the year and as days/months are passing by some family members are offering to help out with little things. So dont you worry its ok if you both agree on it 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are paying some, but not a lot of it. I don’t think most people are paying for all or some of it. I don’t think it’s true….But I could be wrong.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

The old standard tradition is that the brides side pays anyways. However, We paid for all of ours together, and used a lot of my savings.

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