(Closed) They paid cash for their wedding and honeymoon.

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow! Thanks for posting!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i just found the coupons on there! wows!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Thanks for sharing

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Definitely admirable! Although I can’t imagine moving in with my parents JUST to save for a wedding. I would much rather elope, LOL.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Linz1231: Haha, yeah. I don’t want a bigger wedding budget THAT badly! LOL.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We paid cash for our wedding and honeymoon too.  Generally, we live within our means and cut back even further.  We also had a delayed honeymoon so that we could pay cash.  If I can do it, so can anyone.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are also paying cash for our wedding. It’s not going to be $5,000 (I wish!) but we will have zero debt when it’s over, including honeymoon.

I’d been in debt before when I was a young’en and vowed to never be in it again!

 

Here are some of the things that we did to save money (we will have been engaged apx 1.5 yrs when we get married)

*started a wedding fund and put all bonuses, cash presents, tax refunds and a percentage of our paychecks in there.  We never take out of it, only to pay vendors.

*we also limit going out to eat, rarely shop and pretty much stopped buying frivilous things

* shopped around for better and cheaper car insurance

*we also used vistaprint’s “free” items for some of our wedding things

* coupons, coupons, coupons!  I started a not so crazy version of extreme couponing.  i actively look for coupons for almost everything I buy, including wedding things.  also, comparing prices, online vs. local to make sure it was worth it

*bought a previously loved dress from one of those popular sites

*flowers are coming from the local farmers market…..big savings here!

*we bargained with almost all of our vendors

*we also checked to see if we had any friendors- we ended up/going to end up saving on the dj, cake, alterations, hair, invitation design

*shopping for wedding things at discount stores like Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Ross

the only things we really “splurged” on were the photographer/videographer

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Aww this is a good story! My Fiance and I pay cash for everything as well. He is paying for the honeymoon ($4,000) and doesn’t even have a credit card. He did the same for my ring which was around $4,000 as well. As for our wedding, we don’t hae $20,000 to throw down… but my parents volunteered to pay for our wedding so we don’t have to worry about it. They’ve saved for years to pay for my wedding, so everything will be paid in cash. I hope I have the same saving techniques as my parents once I get a “real” job 🙂

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re paying cash for our wedding too. I am definitely more of a tight fisted type, so I shopped around for deals and got some amazing lucky breaks: I won an amazing floral/decoration package by  http://sadiesfloral.com/ and I have friends who are doing alot of other things and helping out. Definitely a good way to go, I live debt free and want to keep it that way…..too bad Grad school will be starting soon, not going to keep that up now.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That’s an awesome story!  We’re lucky in that we’re paying cash (well, debit) for everything!  We worked REALLY hard to save up 20% for our house down payment 1.5 yrs ago, and then happened to get the 8k tax credit that is used for our wedding!  =)

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We paid cash for our e-ring, wedding and honeymoon as well, and couldn’t imagine it any other way.  While our parents chipped in, we paid for the majority of those expenses.  We did put some things on our credit card, but only for convenience/cash back rewards.  But it was nice to know that everything was completely paid for before I took a step down the aisle. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Great post. I’m not willing to move home or cook for my wedding. And I am grateful that my dad has always planned on helping me pay for part of my wedding so I don’t have to. Thank you God, and Dad! But even if he is helping I still don’t want to spend a lot on one day. FH teases me about how cheap I am, but I know he loves it!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our parents (his and mine) are each chipping in about $2,500 in cash and we are paying for the remainder, about $11K, with cash that I’ve saved.  We will be paying for our honeymoon with cash as well…I was saving for my wedding before I even met my FI!

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