(Closed) What’s your budget?

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Helper bee

That’s a neat way of calculating it… I like it because people aren’t asked to reveal actual numbers, and it takes into account how much it’s proportionately costing  Without the rings, but including honeymoon, ours will also be about 10%.  And we’re not making a milion dollars either, haha.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Including everything everything: Ours will be 20% : a destination wedding in the Bahamas (including travel), our honeymoon at Disney, wedding rings (but not engagement ring), and an at home reception for 120 people.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ours is 30%   ๐Ÿ™

Probably why my fiance keeps asking me to remind him why we’re spending all this money on a "party" as he likes to call it.  I hate that. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My parents are paying for it. Of their combined annual salary, it’s about 20%.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

10% – We’ve been eating a lot of macaroni and cheese lately ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I think it’s more interesting to see how the budget compares to your salary, no matter who’s paying for it, right?  Like if we both make minimum wage, but my parents are throwing us an extravagant party, it’s proportionately a really expensive wedding for our income.  Correct me if that doesn’t make any sense =)

 Oh, and ours without rings and honeymoon would be 8%.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We aren’t working ATM since I’m graduating from school, but after both me and my Fiance start our respective jobs, our budget will probably be between 7-10% of our annual income.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Without rings or honeymoon…15%

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Yeah I’ve noticed as well that it seems like some people here are spending money left and right!  It’d be kind of interesting to find out what the percentages are for the actual bees.

My fiance and I are paying for our own wedding completely.  Our combined incomes are above average but we bought a brand new house almost 2 years ago and also bought a car a few months ago.  We are spending around 23% of our combined income on the wedding.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Of our combined income (and FH is a student), we are spending about 30% of our combined yearly income. We are having a small reception of about 75 people or so, but each plate is going to be about 110.00 at the restaurant we chose. (Then plus other expenses… I’m sure you girls know how things add up fast!) 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Fiance and I are still students but based off of what we know he will be making after graduation and what I think I will be making, we are spending about 35% of our income on the wedding.  Which sounds like a lot except, we are getting help from our parents, the part that we are paying for ourselves is coming out of savings, and we will be making more money soon.  It still makes me ill though…

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

His parents are paying.  But, it’s about 50% of our annual income.  

oy vey.
I’m glad I’m not paying for it ๐Ÿ˜› 

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