(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 # 17
    Member
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’m an Encore Fiance and my parents are giving me what was left from my wedding account they set-up for me years ago.  So we felt we couldn’t ask for more from them because they’d already paid for my last non-wedding.  His parents are doing the Rehearsal Dinner and a few other things.  We are doing the rest. 

    Post # 18
    Member
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    we are paying for it all by ourselves. and the reason is the same as sweetkate…have a decision to make? ask the Fiance, and no one else! 🙂

    Post # 19
    Member
    23 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    Our parents were there to help us in any way they can but we basically paid for our wedding by ourselves. I thank God for such a financial savvy groom at the time!

    Post # 21
    Member
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I didn’t vote because I’m none of those choices – my parents and I are paying for the whole wedding. I’m glad that my parents are helping, since my Fiance wanted a bigger wedding than we could afford on our own (though, frankly, I probably would have been way happier eloping).

    Post # 22
    Member
    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My parents are giving me a set sum $3000, although my mom has paid for a few small additional things such as a box of mirrors for the centerpieces. FI’s parents are doing the Rehearsal Dinner only. The rest myself and Fiance. It looks like it’s going to be around 13,000 to 15,000 not including rings or HOneymoon.

    Unfortunately, I had to take a pay cut which really hurts and the realestate market such as it is means no money from my condo is available if we are ever going to buy a house.

     

     

    Post # 23
    Member
    1454 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We are paying for it, but they said they will give us gifts of $$ to help- but it’s our gift so I don’t count it (and also its not a lot)

    Post # 24
    Member
    2680 posts
    Sugar bee

    We were very lucky in the respect that my parents paid for the wedding and his parents paid for the bar at the wedding, the rehearsal dinner and the brunch the next day.  We paid for our rings and honeymoon and that was it.  Like I said, we were very fortunate our families were able to do this for us, otherwise we would not have had anywhere close to the wedding we did!

    Post # 25
    Member
    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Neither of our families have the means to contribute, so we are doing it 100%.

    Post # 26
    Member
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’m really lucky and my mom and dad are paying for all of it.  Every piece, even our honeymoon.  We’re paying for the rings, gifts for our wedding party and others and little thing here and there because I feel so guilty putting things on their credit card!  I ended up paying for our invitations because I made them myself, but all the big things my parents are covering.  Again, we’re super lucky and blessed by my parents!

    Post # 27
    Member
    2342 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Well I’m glad there are other couples out there, like myself that are paying for the wedding themselves, I honestly thought I was the only one.  We didn’t want to ask our parents, especially since my Mom doesn’t make what I make, it just wouldn’t be right.  Fi’s parents are paying for our Rehearsal Dinner and another reception in his hometown.  So though we are paying it ourselves, we still feel very blessed.

    Post # 28
    Member
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    None of the answers really applied to my situations so I chose “my parents.” In reality, my parents will pay for the majority, probably 70% and my Fiance and I will pay for the rest.  His parents aren’t paying for anything.

    Post # 29
    Member
    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    My parents are paying for the vast majority of it, but we’re contributing toward the photography, DJ, dress, and random odds and ends. I’m paying for the invitations by myself. Our contribution will end up to be around 2,000-3,000, while my parents are paying about 12,000.

    Post # 30
    Member
    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    Oh and his parents are contributing nothing.. do I sound bitter about that? Oh wait, did I mention they make at least twice as much as my parents? No? Okay..

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