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posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Our wedding is almost 10X the cost of what my sister’s wedding will be this summer.  A lot of it has to do with the locations (I was married in a high cost of living area; she’s getting married in a very small town), but some of it also has to do with preference: eg. Catered, plated meal vs. self-catered buffet.  Expensive venue vs. very cheap venue.  Floral centerpieces vs. no centerpieces.  That sort of thing.

My other sister is also getting married this summer, and I imagine that wedding will be a fraction of what our’s cost.  The differences there mainly have to do with cultural differences, though, since she is getting married internationally, and the weddings there are different from weddings here.

All of us are paying for our own weddings, so the budgets are really reflections of what we can afford.  I think all of us feel our weddings are “the best,” anyway, no matter the budgetary differences.  🙂  Your wedding day is pretty special, no matter how much you spend. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yeah, but not in a good way.  My sister got married two years ago in New Orleans, and was a VERY frugal bride.  Her entire wedding costs were less than $5k and managed to pull off a very nice wedding, even if it wasn’t exactly my taste.  My parents paid for it entirely, and told me they’d pay for $5k of my wedding too. Except just from Fiance and I’s first draft at our budget, it looks like our wedding will end up costing more like $20k.  This is due to us being in an area with a high cost of living, and also our own preferences.

We don’t mind paying for the majority of our wedding ourselves, we were always planning to cover a large part.  Our budget ended up being a little higher than I anticipated, but it’s still within our grasp.  However, in the back of my mind, I know my susper-frugal sister will be judging us a little…  😉

Post # 5
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708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My sisters wedding cost less than 1/2 of mine. My parents paid for both. Both in New York. Ooops

Post # 6
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My dad gave me $5,000 and my sister will get the same. He had set up a fund when we were born to help give us a good start.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My future inlaws gave my Future Sister-In-Law $3k towards her $10k wedding last year in Ohio, they’re giving us the same amount (We live in FL), but our wedding will cost 1/2 what his sister’s did Laughing

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