- 12 years ago
- Wedding: May 2008
somewhere around 30%
somewhere around 30%
ugh i wish i hadnt just done that math. we’re about 35%… but my parents are paying for most everything.
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%.
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.
Looks like we’ll be at 8%. We are trying very hard to make this a nice but frugal event.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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…
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!!!
Ours is 30%, which includes his ring but not mine….and it doens’t include the honeymoon.
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.
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.
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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