(Closed) What’s your budget?

posted 12 years ago in Money
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

somewhere around 30%

Post # 18
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Newbee

ugh i wish i hadnt just done that math. we’re about 35%… but my parents are paying for most everything.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m a grad student and he’s a postdoc. Of our combined income, if my parents weren’t paying, we’d be spending 50%.

Post # 20
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Newbee

35% and we’re paying for it.  I got a sweet summer job that paid me abou triple my usual student stipend, and between that and tax rebates is where the money came from.

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2006

Looks like we’ll be at 8%.  We are trying very hard to make this a nice but frugal event.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Our wedding will be about 15% of our income.  We’re paying for 1/3, his parents are paying for 1/3, and my parents are paying for 1/3.

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We’re both graduate students so it comes out to about 20% but my parents are covering most of it since we don’t really have 20% of our student income to spare.

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

my parents are generous enough to be paying… my Fiance is in law school, and i am still trying to survive on my own, plus they sold their personal company this year, so they’ve very generously given us $30k and what we don’t use we get to keep, it make us really decide what is truly important, and it’s also inspired me to take on a lot of DIY stuff and really keep the budget trim for necessary things!  

Post # 25
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Newbee

Our parents and we are each contributing equally. Considering that the Fiance is in school, our wedding will be nearly 85%(!!!) of our yearly income. Craziness.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

we’re payin for both ourselves… our hawaii wedding is a mere 5%; however, our church wedding & formal reception is at (yikes!!) 60% … thankfully, that shiot isnt until next august and we’ve already been paying it off a little at a time…

all our vendors are accepting monthly installments so by the time next aug rolls around, we will be done done and done…

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I just figured out our sum and I was VERY scared to see some of the figures as low as 8%. My fiance and I are paying for our entire wedding ourselves. Ok, so I am paying for it myself since my fiance is in gradschool at Yale and barely affords his rent. So, our number is closer to 35% of our combined income… otherwise, it is roughly 65% of my income.

 

Meanwhile, my clothes have holes in them… and we are doing the rounds for free meals!!!  

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Ours is 30%, which includes his ring but not mine….and it doens’t include the honeymoon.

 

 

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - Rainforest wedding, beachfront restaurant reception

What an interesting question! We are paying for our own wedding. Not including a honeymoon (which we may or may not take) and rings (which we’ve had for a while), it’ll be about 12% of our income.

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2007

Not including our honeymoon and rings, ours was 3% of our income.  We kept it simple and intimate.  Couldn’t be happier with the wedding we had.

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Lets see here..  If we were paying for the whole thing ourselves it would be about 15% of our combined income (we are both teachers).

However, my parents are paying for the reception and his parents are paying for flowers, cake, photographer, and DJ.  I think my parents are contributing about 4% of their annual income and his parents are contributing less than 1% of their annual income.

We are paying for all the extras (including my dress, honeymoon, hotel, favors, etc…) at about 2% of our combined income.

 

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