What did you do with wedding gift money?

posted 2 years ago in Money
  • poll: What did you do with the gift money from the wedding?

    Put it towards the honeymoon

    Put it into savings

    Put it into regular bank accounts

    Other

  • Post # 32
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    Bumble bee

    We asked people not to give us gifts, so we didn’t get much (which is what we wanted, it felt….off to us that our happy occasion would mean other people spending money on us and we are old enough to own our own forks). But that which we did get, we just put in savings. 

    Post # 32
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    We bought a new bigger bed, spent some on the honeymoon and saved a little. We had already purchased a house.

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Put it into savings and used it toward our house down payment the following year.

    Post # 34
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    We put our gift money into our regular accounts but we were renovating a fixer upper we had just bought so effectively it went into that and allowed us to do a bit more than we originally had planned.

    Post # 35
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    Bumble bee

    People I’ve spoken with they used it for honeymoon or savings. Cause basically wedding/honeymoon drained savings.or credit card and then the gift money is used to top it back up.

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    We paid for our wedding fully with no debt, so we didn’t owe anything after our wedding. We used our money toward our honeymoon and splurged on most everything, which was fabulous 

    Post # 37
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2017

    Honeymoon and some better furniture/upgrades. 

    Post # 38
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We put most of it into savings.

    Our honeymoon was actually gifted to us (ILs offered us their timeshare credits and my husband’s aunt booked our flights using her airline points), so that wasn’t a big expense for us. A few cash gifts we got were earmarked for the honeymoon (e.g., Doug’s other aunt specifically gifted us money to spend on honeymoon), so we used those for splurges and extras during our honeymoon.

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