(Closed) Who saves more for the wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: Who does the bulk of saving?
    We do it equally : (4 votes)
    17 %
    He saves slightly more : (1 votes)
    4 %
    He saves a lot more : (3 votes)
    13 %
    She saves slightly more : (5 votes)
    22 %
    She saves a lot more : (10 votes)
    43 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Bee
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

    We both make equal amounts of money, and we share a budget. So the way we’ve set it up, he pays for a lot of day-to-day expenses, whereas a larger portion of my pay goes in to long term expenses like savings. This is pretty much how we save for anything.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Fi is paying for the honeymoon, which I never count in actual cost.  The Honeymoon will cost almost half of the cost of the wedding ($5000!), but it is money he already has (he’s in grad school and working just enough to pay living exp.)

    I am saving up for the wedding (about $3000)to contribute to what my parents are giving us, and trying to save up for life together.  We are both young and have little savings!

    Post # 5
    Member
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We both save for our honeymoon and wedding together.  I happen to make twice as much as he makes so I put in more of my salary.  At first, it was a problem, but when I told him it was our money anyway, that we were both spending it, he finally came to terms with the fact that I could put in more then him.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1423 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We’re going half-sies.  He does more of the actual saving though — he makes a lot more  than me because he has a real job and I have a grad stipend.  My contribution is mostly coming from what I already had in savings.  In the end it doesn’t make much difference.  It’s ‘our’ money now. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    The mony in my savings will go to towards the wedding, his savings are going to my engagement ring, our wedding bands, & honeymoon. In terms of the dollar amount we’re pretty much going to end up spending the same amount total. What I love though is that ever since we got engaged we really are watching what we spend: he saves beer money, I save shoe money 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    93 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Technically, I save a lot more for our wedding.  But, he pays the mortgage and the bills (we live together).  And, he’s put more money into our upgrade-our-house-fund.  So, it probably comes out about even. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    I picked "equally" since we are both kind of tight with money and the wedding money is coming out of joint savings account that’s also for vacations and a house downpayment.

    PS: You might want to either re-word the ‘he’ and ‘she’ or add an additional category for same-sex marriages.

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