Post # 1
My parents are going to pay for my wedding since they only have me, but it seems like that’s the minority. So I’m just wondering what other situations are and what really is most common.
This is JUST about the wedding, not the rehearsal dinner.
Post # 3
my parents are giving me 5k, and his parents paid for our plane tickets.
other than that, the rest is on us.
Post # 4
We’ll probably be paying for most of it ourselves, but I’m fairly sure his parents will also contribute a little.
Post # 5
Me and my Fiance, his parents, my parents, and my grandma are each pitching in around 1/4.
Post # 6
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
Just me and my husband paid for everything wedding-related. Our families did not pay for anything (including rehearsal dinner).
Post # 8
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
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
My parents are paying, which I’m very, very thankful for.
Post # 11
My dad and stepmom are covering about 1/3 of the wedding, and my Fiance and I are getting the rest.
Post # 12
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
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
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
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
We are paying for everything ourselves.