(Closed) Spinoff: How much of your wedding was covered by your parents?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: Approximately how much did/are your parents covering for your wedding?

    Parents paid 100% of the wedding expenses

    Parents paid for the majority of our expenses, but we added some of our own money

    The expenses were evenly split between us and our parents

    We paid for the majority of our wedding expenses, but our parents paid for some of it

    We paid 100% of the wedding expenses

    Someone else (grandparents, etc.) paid the majority of our expenses

    Someone else paid 100% of our expenses

    Other

  • Post # 62
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We pretty much planned on what our parents offered to contribute…which was $5,000 total.  We probably ended up paying about $1,000 out of our own pockets, not including honeymoon and rings.

     

    Post # 63
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We are pretty much paying for the whole thing ourselves. My mom bought my dress (~$500), but I’m paying for my whole family to come out, their hotel, food, etc., so ultimately that is way more than $500. FI’s parents said they’d pick up the rehearsal dinner, but I suspect we will be paying for that as well.

    We are both established and have good jobs, so I don’t mind that we are paying for almost everything. That being said, I can’t believe how much things have added up even trying to have an “inexpensive” wedding. We ended up paying for all the clothes for the wedding party, and my future sister in law guilted me into paying for her and her daughters to get their hair done (even though I myself won’t be getting my hair done for the wedding). I don’t mind paying for the wedding… except for things like that. Cool

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