(Closed) Wedding Budget vs Salary Ratio

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: What is your wedding budget vs salary ratio?
    0 - 10% : (60 votes)
    28 %
    11% - 25% : (88 votes)
    42 %
    26% - 40% : (37 votes)
    18 %
    41% - 55% : (8 votes)
    4 %
    56% - 70% : (5 votes)
    2 %
    71% - 85% : (6 votes)
    3 %
    86% - 100% : (7 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    2237 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If we were paying for everything it would be 20%.  But we aren’t, so it’s actually only 10%.  I plan on having a nice wedding (for $20,000) but I also have other things to spend money on!  And we are NOT going into debt for this!

    Post # 4
    Member
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Depending on how you figure my salary (I get large bonuses but they’re not used for everyday stuff, just for extras), our wedding is about 15-19% of our yearly salary. And we’re getting a little help. I can’t imagine spending more…. I wonder if she had a ton in savings? Or is just going a ton in debt?

    Post # 5
    Member
    739 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Are you talking about my salary or my salary & my husband’s salary combined?  Just a little confused on which percentage you were looking for…

    Post # 7
    Member
    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Our total wedding cost is about 23% of our annual income.  However, our contribution only makes up 10%

    Post # 8
    Member
    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We spent about 17% of our combined salaries on the wedding. Can’t imagine spending more!

    Post # 9
    Member
    1553 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m wondering how much of this girl’s wedding she and her Fiance are paying for.  Perhaps her parents are paying for much or all of it?

    My husband and I will be paying for our wedding (church wedding, we had the civil ceremony).  We are keeping it to less than 10% of our annual income…we are saving up for a new house. 

    Post # 11
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    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Ours is probably 40-50% of our annual salary, but we have a lot of savings from bonuses on previous jobs, money my grandmother left me, etc (and I expect some relatives will end up chipping in, bringing our actual tab down closer to 20-30%, but our relatives are stealthy).  Even if we don’t get help, I’m really on top of our finances and we prioritize spending on experience vs. spending on tangible stuff, so I’m very comfortable with spending that amount, especially since we’re 10 or so years from making a down payment on a house or apartment.

    Post # 12
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    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    This is a really interesting way of looking at a wedding budget.  It is hard because so many people do get outside help.  We probably put in about 10-12% of our annual income into our budget.   The rest of our money came from my parents so the total wedding budget was more around 30% of our combined annual income. 

    Post # 13
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    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Ours works out to about 13% of our combined income.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    The overall cost of our wedding was approximately 45% of my salary, but that’s including items for which we didn’t pay.

    In terms of money spent by us (not parents, relatives, etc.) the percentage is closer to 15%.

    Post # 15
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    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    This is such an interested way to look at it! I’m glad that our percentage came below 15%, but I did not consider costs that are just for us (like rings, honeymoon), just for the actually wedding with our guests. 

    Post # 16
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    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Ours is about 24% of our combined income, but we aren’t paying for it all, so it will work out to be 9% or so if you just count what we are paying for. 

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