(Closed) Wedding Money

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: Who is paying for your wedding?
    FI and I : (56 votes)
    45 %
    Bride's Parents : (31 votes)
    25 %
    Groom's Parents : (0 votes)
    Both Sets of Parents : (12 votes)
    10 %
    Other (described below) : (26 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My dad was able to pay for the majority of our wedding.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1209 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I voted for my parents, but my Fiance parents will be paying for some things as well. My parents will pay for the majority of the food, decor, my dress, entertainment etc. My Fiance parents are paying for the rehersal dinner and all alcohol/bartending fees. Photography will probably be split between the two parents.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We paid for the majority of it ourselves, but we had a little help from each set of parents.

    Post # 6
    Member
    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Mostly my parents, though we’ll probably pay for like 1/4 to 1/3 of the total costs.  His parents are paying for the rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My parents paid for it…I didn’t ask them though…they offered.  We picked up some miscellanous things (limo, transportation for guests, rings, grooms attire, church, ceremony music, honeymoon, my shoes, my hair and makeup…)  DH’s mother paid for our rehearsal dinner.  We were very fortunate!

    Post # 8
    Member
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We are funding 120 guest which are our family and friends.  Our parent’s have to pay for their friends since both the Mister and I haven’t either met or seen our parents’ friends in over 10 years.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1051 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We’re paying for the entire weekend.  We’re both in our late 20s and have been on our own since college.  I felt a little silly asking my mommy & daddy to foot the bill – I’m a Big Girl now=)

    Post # 10
    Member
    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We are paying for it, with about an equal contribution from my parents. His parents are going to help, but we don’t know how much yet.

    Post # 12
    Member
    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I voted for both sets of parents but Fiance and I are contributing a bit as well, though it is not remotely close to what my parents are paying (the majority) or what his parents are paying (RD, half the music, maybe some flowers). Fiance and I are taking care of the wedding party expenses and we put the deposit down on our venue.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Maybe I am being overly sensitive, but please be mindful of those whose parents did pay for their wedding…

    I didn’t “ask mommy and daddy” to foot the bill for our wedding.  They worked extremely hard in their lives and wanted to pay for our wedding.  My husband and I are almost 30 and are financially stable, and could have paid for the wedding ourselves had my parents not offered.

    Post # 14
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am fortunate that my parents are paying for the majority of our wedding. Fiance and I are paying for some extras such as a cocktail bands and lighting.

    I never asked my parents to pay for our wedding it was just always talked about since I was little that they would pay for my wedding.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My parents are paying for most, Fi’s mom is chipping in, and we are paying for photography.

    Post # 16
    Member
    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @Erindesmar – exactly what I was about to say

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