(Closed) Who's footing the wedding bill?

posted 7 years ago in Traditions
Post # 92
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We’re paying for our wedding (well in reality I’m footing most of the bill as I earn the majority of the household money).  My parents gave us £500 and A LOT of their time – mum is making wedding dress, Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, favours etc.  In-laws have given us our spending money for our honeymoon. 

Post # 93
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1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

my parents are 50% then 25% FIs parents and 25% us.. not including honeymoon, thats all us

Post # 94
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We originally planned to pay for it all ourselves (destination wedding).  My dad wants to keep it local so he offered to pay.  We won’t allow him to pay for everything.  My dad will cover the reception and we will cover everything else.  Tux, dress, photographer, videographer, flowers, rehearsal dinner, dj etc…

 

Post # 95
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m not certain how my family’s finances are currently, but I know that SO and I have talked budget and hopefully we can save up the amount we’ll need so that we don’t have to ask any of our parents.

Post # 96
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2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Definitely split half before the two families and ourselves. . . Times havechanged and so have traditions!!!!

Post # 97
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Busy bee

My parents, Mr. O’s parents, and the two of us are all contributing.

Post # 98
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1990 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is the way our budget (wedding + honeymoon) worked:

Parents of the Bride: 40% of budget

Parents of the Groom: 20% of budget

Bride: 20% of budget

Groom: 20% of budget

 

As the bride with all the plans & etc, I probably ended up putting in more than my share but that’s neither here nor there… lol

If we wanted a small wedding & local honeymoon, we could have been traditional and just used money that my parents offered up but we were all willing to contribute so we ended up with the situation above.

 

Post # 99
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78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My dad and step-mother have footed about 90% of the wedding bill. My mother has contributed to the reception food bill simply because she’s known the caterers for over a decade. My FI’s parents are paying for the rehearsal dinner (if that counts?) and paid for like 2% of the flower bill. Fortunately, I have wonderful friends who bought my shoes, veil, and the bride’s and groom’s cake. 🙂

Post # 100
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

we are paying for the whole thing ourselves…its tough but when you accomplish saving 30 grand in a year…you can do it again when it comes time to buy a house!

Post # 101
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Fiance and I are paying for 100% of the costs. We never approached either of our families about finances and no one approached us either.

Post # 102
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We pay for everything ourselves, no help from anyone at all.

Post # 103
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are… BUT my mom is covering food and wine and my dad put $1200 down on my dress 🙂

Post # 104
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think the bees who are receiving financial help from their families are very lucky. My parents and FI’s parents both have passed away and I make alot more money than Fiance so I’m paying for most of the wedding. Fiance is paying for the alcohol, his suit, transportation and the rings. I’m so glad it will be a small intimate wedding, no more than 30 ppl and in addition to me paying for most of it I have to pay for half a plane ticket for my nephew to come. I don’t mind though because my nephew and my brother are the only members of my family who will be attending my wedding. All the rest of the guests will be friends, FI’s children and partners and members of his family.

Post # 105
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It would be a real blessing to have parents that had their sh*t together and could pay for our wedding, but that aint happening… I doubt we will even get a monetary gift from them towards it. Sad huh? We will pay for our honeymoon as well. The up side is that no one will get to have input since they are not contributing….

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