Who paid for the wedding?

posted 2 months ago in Venue
Post # 31
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Our total wedding cost was roughly $20K.

Our families each contributed about $5k, we covered the rest.

Post # 32
40 posts
  • Wedding: December 2017

$32k total – $15k from my parents, $17k from my salary/savings

Post # 33
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Ours was $6.5K total. We originally budgeted $5K from savings, but my parents then offered us $5.5K so we decided to add $1K and include a few things that we wanted but were originally out of budget. That was for 125 guests for an afternoon church ceremony and short reception which is common in our families/area, so just snacks (pinwheel sandwiches, cheese and meat trays with crackers, fruit and veg trays), cake, punch, and wine/beer instead of a full meal. We decided to save the rest of our original budget and go on a honeymoon since that wasn’t originally going to be affordable for us. 

Post # 34
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We paid for the wedding. About 55-60k (i stopped adding up every single dollar at some point), 90 people. Darling Husband parents are both deceased; my parents gifted us 8k (the offered 15, but we accepted 8). My aunt gave me $1k for my wedding gown. 

Post # 35
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Grandover Resort

30k for our wedding -My parents paid. I’m their only child, and they always wanted/planned to pay.

My husbands mom & older sister gifted us our honeymoon.

We are extremely grateful.

Post # 36
1307 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I paid for my dress.

My inlaws gave us $20K.  We used most of it to cover the wedding, with a little left over.

I was married before so my parents had a strict “we already paid for one wedding” rule. 

Post # 37
1439 posts
Bumble bee

We paid for our wedding, approx 50k, 50 guests, we provided lodging as my side of the family traveled out of state.  My aunt paid for the rehearsal dinner.  

Post # 38
1561 posts
Bumble bee

We’re paying 100% of it ourselves, planning to spend about $50k. I paid for my first one myself and he paid for his first one as well.

My parents helped with mine by mom my mom doing hair and makeup and my mom paid for half the rehearsal dinner at a pizza place.

We have zero expectations for anyone to pay for any part of our wedding.

My grandma has offered to host us a party after our tiny destination wedding. She offered an afternoon tea, with cake, punch, sandwiches and dainties. I said sure, our role will be to show up, it’s what she wants to do.

Post # 39
8077 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

My parents very generously paid for the majority of our wedding. My in-laws paid for all the suits (groom and groomsmen) and our honeymoon (also incredibly generous!). We were very fortunate that our families wanted to gift us so much.

Had they not offered anything we would have happily paid for a much smaller affair.

Post # 40
1934 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - The Venetian

We paid for everything except for my dress since my mom wanted to buy it for me.

The wedding cost us $160K for 300 guests.

Post # 41
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

$35-40k wedding. My mom paid for the dress. His family is paying for the rehearsal dinner. The rest I’m paying for on my own. 

Post # 42
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I am very grateful to my mum as she is paying for the marquee for the reception and the food + wine for the tables, and she paid for my dress. So a sizeable chunk of the cost. My husband to be’ s family bought his sister’ bridesmaid dress, so that is also very much appreciated as we had originally budgeted that we were paying for everything as neither family has massive abouts of money to spare! But sadly there is no “normal” to go off a anymore. 

Post # 43
3102 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

We paid for everything ourselves 

Post # 44
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’m my fathers only daughter, so he wanted to pay for it. We didn’t necessarily set a budget but we didn’t go overboard either. I think we spent about $35k on 215 people total. It made me happy to see how excited my Dad was during the planning process. My Mom did pay for the flowers and my dress. We paid for our honeymoon and a few things here and there ourselves. 

Post # 45
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

We are still very early on the planning (summer 2019), but we are splitting it in 3. My parents are paying for their guests and my attire, FI’s parents are paying for their guests and his attire, we pay for our own guests and all the rest (flowers, car, dj etc).

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