(Closed) Who’s Paying For Your Wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 62
3459 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Excluding honeymoon & engagement ring –

My parents – 40% (made a LOT of requests to go with it)

Future Father-In-Law – 20%

Us – 40%

Post # 63
2861 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

All me. I already know FI’s parents won’t be contributing to anything ( besides trying to invite 300 people…) and I am in the position to pay for it so I wouldn’t accept any money from my parents. 

Post # 64
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Fiance are paying 100% of our wedding. But its cool, we budgeted out and we are fine. Now, since no one else is paying no one has a say so in anything. Including who should we invite to save face. 

Post # 65
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My parents are contributing about 50% and Fiance and I are covering the rest. FIs parents are covering the rehearsal dinner. 

Post # 66
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My parents make enough to live a normal life – and they have put nothing away. This is all fine with me, they gave me the best life I could ever ask for.

That being said, my guy’s parents are very much old fashioned and want to help out as much as they can (They put out about 10K for their older son when he got married three years ago). I am really gratefull for them offering, but I would rather pay for it all myself.

The two of us are putting away big chunks of money for the future (mostly for a house) but we are budgeting that about 30K will go to the wedding. It’s pretty hard because we both have student loans on top of bills…but we’ll see :/


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@Paigey:  And by the way, that is a great way to go. I should do that! Right now I am just transfering money from checking to savings and that’s it. 

Post # 67
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Fiance and I are paying, but I think his parents might want to contribute something just to do it. We’re thinking maybe they could get the desserts, or a trolley, something fun that they’ll actually get to partake in.

FI’s frequent fliers miles bought our honeymoon tickets. I’m hoping to cover the rest of the ‘moon, because he bought the ring. So far I’ve saved for two weeks of hotels — thanks tax return! But the activities where we’re headed tend to be pricey, so I need to be diligent if I’m going to be able to also pay for food and fun. 

Post # 68
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My parents paid for half and my in-laws paid for half. We paid for any overages and the honeymoon. We are in our 30s.

Post # 69
5427 posts
Bee Keeper

We are paying for our own wedding. Nobody is helping us.Cool

Post # 70
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My parents are paying for the food, my dress, bridesmaid dresses, cake,makeup, hair, venue,photobooth, and videographer.

His parents are paying for s Photography,  the DJ, and half the alcohol.

Fiance and I are paying for rings, rabbi, invitations, and any other incedentals.

Post # 71
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Parents (his and mine) contributed a total of about 25% (which was much more than we expected and we were very grateful). We paid the rest. 

I’m 29, he’s 35.



Post # 72
8007 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

DH and I paid for it ourselves.

Post # 73
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Fi is

Post # 74
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We both are paying for everything! ;( Kinda sucks… but we are having a super small wedding on the beach where we fell in love. Only family and very close friends. I’m 21, he’s 24. Were not getting married until we both complete grad school next year.

Post # 75
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My dad is paying for food and venue. My mom is paying for dress, flowers, cake and ceremony musicians. His parents are paying for an open bar (their decision) and our photographer. That leaves us with anything left over. It breaks down money-wise as my parents contributing the most, his parents next and then us. 

Post # 76
8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Probably will mostly be me. We havent started any major planning yet, so theres no estimated cost yet. We’re waiting a few years to save. But it will probably be mostly me. He doesnt really care about the wedding part. My mom will probably give some, and my dad and step mom. His parents may possibly, but I havent discussed that with him yet.

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