(Closed) Who’s gonna pay? (Or who has paid/is paying)

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Who's going to pay for the wedding & reception?
    My parent(s) : (25 votes)
    18 %
    My partner's parent(s) : (2 votes)
    1 %
    My partner and I together : (46 votes)
    32 %
    My partner on their own : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Just me, myself, and I : (4 votes)
    3 %
    My parents will help, but not the whole shebang : (19 votes)
    13 %
    Everyone's pitching in : (33 votes)
    23 %
    Cost will be minimal because we're going to the JoP ( and no reception) : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Other, as explained by an elegantly written post, of course! : (7 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    my parents are giving me 5k, and his parents paid for our plane tickets.

    other than that, the rest is on us.

    Post # 4
    5656 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    We’ll probably be paying for most of it ourselves, but I’m fairly sure his parents will also contribute a little.

    Post # 5
    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Me and my Fiance, his parents, my parents, and my grandma are each pitching in around 1/4.

    Post # 6
    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    We paid for our impromptu last minute JoP wedding and the dinner we had afterwards with our 3 kids, our parents, our two siblings and our niece and nephew.  

    Post # 7
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Just me and my husband paid for everything wedding-related. Our families did not pay for anything (including rehearsal dinner).

    Post # 8
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Myself, my dad, and Future Mother-In-Law are all paying around 1/3. My dad says he will probably give more than that though and he also paid for my dress..

    Post # 9
    115 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m not sure. My side of the family wants an Eastern affair and SO’s side would want a Western affair. We’d rather just elope! Eastern traditions have the groom’s side pay but Western tradition has the bride’s side paying. lol. I imagine each side will have to pay for their own thing but his parents are not in great financial shape so the responsibility would probably fall on SO. Luckily, my side is more well-off and generous with cash gifts so the Eastern affair doesn’t really cost anything. 

    Post # 10
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My parents are paying, which I’m very, very thankful for.

    Post # 11
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My dad and stepmom are covering about 1/3 of the wedding, and my Fiance and I are getting the rest.

    Post # 12
    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My parents are paying. I wasn’t expecting it at all and honestly thought that Fiance and I would be paying for most of it on our own. I am incredibly grateful! I am the only girl, so I guess I’m kind of a big deal. 😉

    Post # 13
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    My dad is paying for our venue, which is about 60% of the budget (includes ceremony and reception site, as well as food and alcohol). FI’s parents are giving him a pretty generous amount of money that we’re going to split up between the other big ticket wedding items (cakes, photogs, flowers, dj) and our new house. I’m buying my dress, invitations, favors, and whatever other small things come up. We’re really lucky that our parents are helping us out so much. I’m the only girl in my family, and my Fiance is the only living child in his, so our parents wanted to have the big family wedding experience. We’re definitely trying to give them a lot of input.

    Post # 14
    3306 posts
    Sugar bee

    I am paying for it- but that is because I am picking everything. My SO has been OK with my choices so I am getting the wedding I want and the honeymoon right after.

    My SO will help out if his settlement comes before the wedding day and I am sure my side will contribute but I do not expect anyone to pay for the entire ordeal.

    Post # 15
    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My OH is giving me $1000 out of his money he gets from boot camp so that is my budget. Anything I can save up is just bonus…

    Post # 16
    1551 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We are paying for everything ourselves.

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