- 10 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
we got nothing from either parents. Neither parents are really in a position to help. My parents wanted to pay for the cake but I know they cant afford it so i said no. His mom is making pastries for the reception though
My parents are paying for 99% of the wedding.
FI’s mom will only match what FI’s dad gives so we aren’t sure what we’re getting from them.
Luckily, my mom has accepted this and has the attitude of “whatever they decide to give or not will just be extra wiggle room at the end”
My parents: around 5k total (church, florist, bridesmaid dresses)
His parents: absolutely nothing
Well, we’re not done yet, but here’s the *expected* amounts:
My parents: 4k
His parents: around 2k
My parents $4000 and my mom paid $500.00 toward my dress.
Fiance parents will pay about the same or little more yet. FI’s parents paid for half his brothers wedding and told us they would do that or whatever we need.
As of right now Fiance and I have paid for almost everything so far.
My parents gave us $1000, and FI’s mom gave us $1000. Extremely generous from his mom. but my parents could have given a lot more, but they are stingy….not going to lie….
My parents: $20,000
His parents: They are catering, but my parents are paying them $800 for labor… so probably around $500-$800
My parents: ZERO
His parents: $1k from father, $400 from mother.
No set amount but FI’s parents are paying for some things like rehearsal dinner, all the guys tuxes, airline tickets for our honeymoon, my wedding band and Future Mother-In-Law is throwing my shower. Guessing they are contributing 3000-3500ish or so. My parents aren’t as well off and are generously paying for our wedding cake which is $400. We are paying for everything else including the rest of honeymoon cost ourselves so about 12-13k approx.
His parents: ZERO
My parents: probably about $7-$8k or less….
Us: purchased my dress and cake, and many, many DIY projects costing pennies. We will paying for our honeymoon as well.
I am shooting for a $10,000 budget with EVERYTHING. And I mean, EVERYTHING!
I believe FI’s parents have agreed to cover the rehearsal dinner, which is more than the $0 I was expecting from them, so I’m pleased. My parents and grandmother have each said they’ll give us $1000 but I probably won’t accept their money because my dad is out of work and they’re living off savings. My grandmother lives with them and is helping them get by with her SS checks, so I don’t want to take hers either. We’re pretty much doing it all on our own.
His parents: 0
My Mum: 0 she tried to pay for my dress on Saturday and I wouldn’t let her.
For the record, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My parents: $5000, my entire wedding attire (dress, shoes, viel) and wedding favors. Thats as of right now. They may end up paying for more. We haven;t done the food tasting and they will pay more if they want a certain type of food.
My parents paid for basically everything for the wedding (hubs and I covered a few random things here and there that were above and beyond). They spent somewhere in the range of $30K.
My in laws did the rehearsal dinner and also paid for coach buses for to shuttle everyone around on the day of the wedding. They probably spent $5Kish.. plus they gifted us $5K.
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