(Closed) Monetary Gifts – What did you do/plan to do with them after the wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: What did you with monetary you recieved at your wedding?
    Put all of it into savings : (26 votes)
    20 %
    Saved some/half, etc and spent the rest. : (28 votes)
    22 %
    Big Purchase - Payment for a house, new vehicle, appliances, etc. : (32 votes)
    25 %
    Bills - Rent/Car Payments/Mortages/Groceries etc : (26 votes)
    20 %
    Personal purchases between DH and I (clothes, "toys", jewelry, etc) : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Other. : (12 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We paid for most of the wedding, so we were grateful to have some gifts to help replenish our bank accounts. They will eventually probably go toward a house, but we’re still a couple of years away from that!

    Post # 4
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    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Furniture! My couch is ready to meet the curb. There will be a few other home upgrades, and the rest would probably be split savings/honeymoon, depending on the amount.

    Post # 6
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    2416 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We will take any money and pay off any debt (mostly honeymoon and credit cards.) Anything left over will be put into savings – short-term, long-term, emergency fund, investments, etc.

    Post # 7
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    we will be using some to pay off what little money we had to borrow for the wedding, and then hopefully there will be some left over to start saving for a house downpayment. We hope to move into a house in the next two years. I really have no idea what to expect though.. friends of ours who have been married recently in our area and social circle haven’t given us numbers… they’ve just said that we will be pleasently surprised. 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We put it into savings. Between the honeymoon, wedding, and the new car Darling Husband got our savings was on life support.

    Post # 9
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We used the money to put a downpayment on our first house.  

    Post # 10
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    14497 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Put it into savings.  Have no idea what it’ll end up going toward.

    Post # 11
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    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We paid off anything left over from the wedding and spent a good deal of it while on our honeymoon 🙂

    Post # 12
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    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    we put 100% into savings and we won’t touch it unless of an emergency

    Post # 13
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    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Probably student loans…bummer lol

    Post # 14
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    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    We’re planning on using it on furniture, food on the honeymoon, and paying off that mortgage!

    I did check “personal purchases” too because we might use some on a TV Wink It’s all speculation though until we actually get there!

    Post # 15
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    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    It paid for our honeymoon!

    Post # 16
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    191 posts
    Blushing bee

    Saving it since we are paying for the wedding ourselves.

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