(Closed) What are you going to spend your wedding gift money on?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 16
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We’ll put some toward our honeymoon and some toward things for our new home, like furniture and items that weren’t purchased off our registry. 

Post # 17
8570 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Purchasing our first home. We plan to start saving for a new home after the wedding whether we get gifts or not, but gifts would mean a bigger down payment. Housing is cheap around here so that could be a big chunk!

Post # 18
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2020

Paying off some debts and the rest into savings.

Post # 19
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We are lucky enough to own a home, otherwise we’d probably save for that.

We’re going to take the cash on our honeymoon and use it for dinners, excursions, etc. Checks will go back into the bank account to pay bills and put back some of our savings that will have been seriously depleted!

Post # 20
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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Waitingbee57:  We are going to use it to eat on our honeymoon and then save the rest for a house.

Post # 21
1464 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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Waitingbee57:  We are going to save it for the most part. We are thinking about getting a new mattress too. Mostly though, we want to save it towards buying a house eventually, probably about 5 years down the road. May seem like a long time to hold onto it but it will take time to save for a house!

Post # 22
1891 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Student loans and some extras on honeymoon!

Post # 24
1247 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We received primarily cash gifts and it’s going on a new washing machine, new fence, new kitchen pots/pans, new toaster, other general new kitchen items, alarm clock/radio, docking station speaker thing for our iphones, coffee machine and grinder, some other small house renos, some nice things we’ll always keep (maybe some crystal, a port barrel etc) and one day when we get our larger family home a new fridge!

Post # 25
4160 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We were blown away at the generosity of our guests so we didn’t expect to be able to spend our gifts in several ways.

We used part to pay for a downpayment on an investment property, part to pay down the loan on my SUV, and part for extras on our honeymoon.

Post # 26
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Savings, we’re looking to purchase a home next year, after our wedding this year, and a bigger downpayment would be nice.  Of course, we are paying for the wedding ourselves, so also recouping that.

Post # 27
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

We used ours to pay off 100% of my student loans! Yay for starting married life off debt free 🙂

Post # 28
1936 posts
Buzzing bee

ours paid for most of the honeymoon, so that’s what we used it for 🙂

Post # 29
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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Waitingbee57:  Hm I actually never thought about this until you posted on it! Probably honeymoon (not going until almost a year later for reasons that don’t have to do with money), something nice for the parents like maybe a trip, and my law school loans.

Post # 30
2957 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

We used a lot of it on our honeymoon – spending money. We also bought a nicer digital camera to bring with us.

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