(Closed) Saving For It

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 4
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1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  That is really smart! That is one thing I wish I would have done during the waiting process, been a little bit better at saving. We have about 17 months to go until our wedding, so we do have a good chunk of time. We just opened a joing checking/savings account so we can make some deposits into it. That definitely helps :-).

Post # 5
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870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m a big savor by nature so I already have enough to pay for a wedding–my Boyfriend or Best Friend is the same way and has enough to pay for a couple weddings. But I also want to buy a house in the next couple years so the challenge will be deciding what percentage goes to what and how much to keep around for liquid savings. 

Post # 6
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1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

For me, the SO and I are very fortunate since my parents will be paying for the whole thing. So all he has to pay for is the ring which is like $800 at the most. I just know that there are a few things that he wants to take care of first before we get married but I told him that we are going to be engaged for a litlw while where he can save up some money in the mean time.

Post # 7
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6351 posts
Bee Keeper

We save all our five dollar bills. It sounds silly but it does start to add up. We read it somewhere.

We are planning on using our tax returns and his bonus to pay for the wedding but we are planning a low budget affair (well low budget for MA).

Post # 8
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115 posts
Blushing bee

Nah, I never really thought of it. I don’t think I’ll save for it. In fact, in my culture, the couple usually makes money off the celebration (huge cash gifts and jewelry coming from elder relatives). Besides, I tell my SO all the time that in my culture, the groom is expected to take care of it, plus pay a $88,888+ “bride price”. The bride’s job is easy. Wink

Post # 10
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493 posts
Helper bee

Since we went ring shopping this summer I got excited and started saving in September. I have about $2800 now. Some came from my Christmas bonus at work. So I think I’m treading pretty good. I plan on putting most of my income tax in savings as well. So by March I should have at least 8k. I’m not the saver at all. I love shoes and love to shop for me and my son so that’s not too shabby I think.

Post # 11
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Haven’t started saving a dime yet. I think we’ll probably pay cash for everything and it depends on what my SO agrees to. I have all kinds of ideas of what I’d like, but I know that he may have different ideas.

If/when we’re engaged, that’s when we’ll really start saving for it.

Post # 12
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1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I started saving around Sept/Oct.  I have about $3000 put up, which is GREAT for me.. because I’m definitely not a saver.  I love to shop and hate keeping track of things.  I actually have to put the money in a savings account that is a totally different bank from where my checking account is so that I don’t have super easy access to the mula, LoL.  I didn’t even register for online banking for the account because I don’t need to be able to look at it or transfer it anywhere.  Haha.

Post # 13
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I started a ING joint checking account specifically for that purpose (and moving in costs, once we are engaged) I have been saving some, but I need to put more into it, since I know it’s going to happen in the next several months..

Post # 14
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289 posts
Helper bee

When I was fresh out of college, I lived with my parents for a year while I worked full-time. They were nice enough to allow me to stay there rent-free, so I only had to worry about personal bills, student loan payments, and recreational expenses. During that time, I saved over $30,000. Since I’ve been living on my own for the last few years, I haven’t had to dip into that savings account – thank goodness! I plan on using a small (5-8k) portion of that to help fund our wedding, in combination with whatever my SO (he hopes to match my portion) and our parents can afford to contribute. We’re leaning towards a rustic wedding with a backyard, laid-back feel, so I don’t intend to spend a colossal amount of money.

Post # 15
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248 posts
Helper bee

I started saving about 4 months ago or so. I try and put $1000 away

per month but I’ve been falling behind due to wanting to put more money towards vacations and such for this year. I use http://www.smartypig.com and so far I have just over $5000 saved. I’m planning on having at least $10000 total saved by the time he proposes in August 2011 and hopefully another $10000 by the time we have the wedding in August 2012 (that’s the date I hope for anyway). My Dad joked that he isn’t giving me any money for a wedding, and even though I think he’d still give me money, I figure the $20,000 I’m planning on saving on my own can still give us a pretty decent wedding.

Post # 16
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3587 posts
Sugar bee

I have a wedding savings account…although the amount is gonna be dropped because of a surprise.LOL I started it last year for the little things I want because he doesn’t care about paper and things like that.

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