- 9 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
@red_rose: You’re not going to believe this, but I have been asked the question, “how much do you make?”
@Miss Fish: That’s how it’ll be for us too once we get married. We’ll combine our finances, but I will be bringing in a bit more than my Fiance. He is planning on going back to school part-time next fall for a PT program.
@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had some negative reactions too. Why do people care who is paying for the wedding? It has absolutely nothing to do with them!
I appreciate everyone’s openness in regards to this subject. I agree that it seems like most people are paying for the wedding themselves with help from family in some cases.
I guess if Fiance and I lived together or had a joint account, it would be easier to say that we are paying for it, instead of I am paying for it. I guess in my situation, it just seems more separate because Fiance and I do not share any finances.
Also, I wanted to add that we’re not accepting more help from our parents by choice. Both sets our parents are pretty well off financially and have offered us more money. But since I had more than enough saved up, we really didn’t see the need to ask our parents for any money. One of the reasons we are accepting some help (photographer, flowers, honeymoon) is because we didn’t want our parents to feel like we were pushing them out of the wedding. I think they’re really happy to be involved in some way and we’re happy that they’re happy!