- 11 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
…and how did you get the budget?
…and how did you get the budget?
Fiance and I are! He makes more than I, so it’s mostly him…and my DIY =D
We paid 1/3 and my parents paid for the rest of the actual wedding. Mr. Peng’s parents paid for the Rehearsal Dinner (which half the wedding was invited to, so it was like another whole reception). Paying for part of the wedding definitely gave us a little freedom when it came to decisions. It worked out well!
From the very beginning Fiance and I were told we would have to pick up all the bills for the wedding. Funny though because when my parents saw me in the dress, they offered to pay for half. In the end, I had to refuse because it didn’t feel right.
Originally we were going to pay for it all, but circumstances changed after my dad passed away, and my mom was able to pay for a huge chunk of the wedding. I still have guilt about this because I know that money wouldn’t have been there if my dad had still been alive.
My parents are paying for a lot of it, with his parents paying for different portions (photography, invites and RD so far) and we are also forking over some money for things, as well.
His parents, my parents and we are all contributing. We basically added up all the major expenses to come up with our budget, his parents are giving us $7k towards whatever, and my parents are paying for some stuff along the way, as are we. So far my parents have contributed about $5100, but our big expenses like the catering won’t hit us for a while still.
We paying for half and my parents are paying for the other half. I do feel like we have more say in what we pick for vendors and things since we’re paying for half, but my parents are awesome and have loved all the ideas that we have thrown at them so far.
My Fiance and I are paying for everything but the flowers. My mom’s got that covered…
It’s just easier if we pay for it ourselves. No strings & we get what we want!
@mouse: Awww… ((hugs))
My parents are paying for it all.
We are paying for our wedding. And like Krissycake… he makes more than I do so he is paying for more and I am the budget hunter/DIY master!
My fiance and I are paying for it entirely ourselves. Originally we set a $10K budget, but we’ve dropped it to $5K since then once we started looking at costs. Technically my parents are willing to help (heck, my dad is practically chomping at the bit, but he wants us to get married in a church and have our reception at a golf course, so…no) and his parents have grudgingly waffled back and forth, but we’re being pretty stubborn so far about doing it ourselves.
As for where we’re getting the dough…we’re having a long engagement, and putting money into savings. By the time our wedding date rolls around, I expect to have about $10K available and my fiance will have an unknown amount (so far he doesn’t have a part-time job, but he has a few thousand in savings, and his parents are paying for his education). We’re also hoping to be able to buy a house or rent a condo by that time, though, and we’ll need a car, which is why we’re making the budget so low.
My dad’s paying for the majority with a little help from my mom and his dad. And we’re pitching in for the honeymoon, rings and anything else we might need.
My parents paid for pretty much everything. Except the invitations that we ordered came out like crap, so my fiance and I splurged on new ones.
His parents did a small rehearsal dinner and gave us a sizable check earmarked for the honeymoon.
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