(Closed) Who Is Paying for Your Wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Money
  • poll: Who is Paying?
    ME & FI : (24 votes)
    34 %
    My Parents : (15 votes)
    21 %
    FI Parents : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Both Parents : (6 votes)
    8 %
    All Three : (25 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Fiance and I are paying the bulk of it. We’ve both been working for a while so it’s not that big a deal.

    Our parents are chipping in for the alternate receptions / dinners (engagement party, post wedding reception, Out of Town brunch) as well as parts of the wedding.

    Post # 4
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My parents paid for about half and me and the Fiance paid for the other half.

    Post # 5
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My parents are giving us a set amount of money, his parents are giving us a set amount of money and paying for the flowers, and we’re covering the rest.  It still feels overwhelming and we never would have been able to do it ourselves.

    Post # 6
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Fi and I are paying more than the majority of the wedding.  Both parents have given us a little bit of money to help with other things and Fi parenst are talking about paying for a welcome dinner.

    Post # 7
    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My parents are very well off but didn’t “believe” in throwing us a wedding unless it was in Jamaica.

    We paid for it all ourselves. His mom gave us our Rehearsal Dinner and mom decided to gift us our honeymoon, but then dad decided he wanted in on that, too, so then it was from both of them.

    Either way, it still cost US 18K not including rings.

    Post # 9
    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    Me & Fiance paying entirely ourselves.

    Post # 10
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    We’re paying for almost all of it.  My parents are covering church fees and my dress, my FI’s parents are covering Rehearsal Dinner and beer/wine at the reception.  We’ve been pretty lucky in finding affordable options around here – with everyone’s contributions it’ll stay under 10K. 

    Post # 11
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    50/50 between both parents. We are very lucky!

    Post # 12
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Each of our parents are contributing $5,000.  So a budget that’s currently looking like $20,000 we’re doing 25% (my parents) /25% (his parents) / 50% (me).

    Post # 13
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We planned on paying for it all ourselves, but his family generously offered to pay for half!

    Post # 14
    1955 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    Both our parents are paying equally for almost all of it, and I am contributing about 10% because I simply refuse to ask them for more, even though both have offered…FH is not paying for anything because he is still in business school, that lucky duck!

    Post # 15
    898 posts
    Busy bee

    Although my mom is always saying she’s “saving to help pay”, she’s never been able to save a dime. So we’re paying for it all.

    Post # 16
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We are paying for all of it. I don’t mind though because that means I can have what I want and the only person that I have to ask is the Fiance.

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