Post # 1
I had a Destination Wedding so this doesn’t apply to me but I’m just curious for those who had bigger weddings with receptions, (and who don’t mind sharing) did you receive enough in monetary gifts to pay off all the expenses? Did you use the money toward something else? I’m aware that people don’t have weddings to make money but I’m just curious.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Other- We paid for our wedding in cash, up-front, so there wasn’t anything to pay off afterwards.
Post # 4
The wedding was completely paid off before it happened, so nothing to pay off afterwards.
We did make a profit due to generous gifts, but I don’t think of it as a “profit”. We made almost 37k (in gifts and cash) and we spent 27k.
Post # 5
We got about 75% of the wedding expenses in cash in gifts. But my parents paid for a little over 50% of the expenses, so us personally, we did come out net positive.
Post # 6
Other. We paid for everything up front, so the cash goes into saving as we are planning to buy a home in the future.
Post # 7
We had everything paid for in advance. We never calculated how much money we got vs how much we spent.
Post # 8
Other..paid in cash for the wedding…monetary gifts bought us stuff on the honeymoon (excursions, massages, ect.)
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens
The cost of the wedding was split between us, my in-laws (who footed most of the bill), my grandmother, and my parents. Overall, more money was spent than made on the wedding, but we ended up profiting in the end since we kept the wedding gifts obviously.
Post # 10
Our cash gifts more than paid for all of our wedding expenses, but our parents paid for the majority of the wedding.
Post # 11
We paid for our wedding up front and in cash so there was nothing to pay off. However, the money we received as gifts was more than what DH and I spent on the wedding, (but not more than the total cost).
We put the money towards a downpayment on a house and to purchase some items from our registry we wanted but did not receive.
Post # 12
Our wedding was paid for ahead of time by us and was around $11,500 (not including honeymoon or rings). We received cash and gifts totalling around $5,000.
Post # 13
Like all the other PPs our wedding is paid for with cash so there is nothing to pay off after the wedding. All of the monetary gifts we receive will go towards our nest egg.
Post # 14
Our wedding was paid for in cash so we didn’t owe anything after it was over. My parents paid for roughly half of it and the rest was paid by DH and I, his parents and a little help from my grandmother (my dress) and aunt & uncle (our cake). All together, we made enough in monetary gifts to cover the entire cost of the wedding but since we didn’t pay for the whole thing, we did make a profit. Our wedding money provided enough to pay ourselves back, have adequate spending money for our Honeymoon and have a little left over for savings. Our guests were VERY generous.
Post # 15
Our wedding was paid for upfront in cash, so we didnt have anything to pay after the wedding. The total amount of monetary gifts was about 65% of what we spent on the wedding, but it still felt like a lot of money to receive all at once. We also got physical gifts as well.
Post # 16
We paid for our wedding and honeymoon upfront and received $3000 in monetary gifts and $1000 in gift cards. We were not planning on using the money to pay off the wedding, which is a good thing because we would have owed SO much money still! Instead, we have purchased two pieces of furniture and almost completed our registries with the generous monetary gifts.