(Closed) Would your wedding plans change if you started earning significantly more money?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much would your wedding plans change?
    A LOT! I would make major changes to my plans (+$6000 or more to the budget) : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Some. I would change a few things but keep most of my plans the same. (+$2000-$5,000 to the budget) : (28 votes)
    41 %
    Not very much. (up to +$2000 to the budget) : (9 votes)
    13 %
    I would change little and add money to another wedding related event (honeymoon, bach parties, etc) : (17 votes)
    25 %
    I would change nothing whatsoever! : (13 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 16
    Member
    2890 posts
    Sugar bee

    chickspartan:  First, congratulations for your new job ! Right now my main income is the scholarship the federal government gives me, but it ends in August. Needless to say, I’ll be pretty much in the same situation you’ve been in – trying to find a job with hopefully a good income (I’m deliberately putting my expectations low … all I need to live the exact same lifestyle as right now, and if I’m lucky, it could be more). My budget is based on what I am paid right now, and hopefully the budget will allow more room for savings after I find my first ”big girl job”.

    However, nothing will significantly change with my wedding plans, even if I end up making twice my actual income. I do not have a desire to have this big, fancy wedding. My budget is 7K and the only thing that might change is a few more items here and there, and probably a longer honeymoon, paid upfront rather than after. I  have never really had money prior to this scholarship. I still feel guilty whenever I want to spend money on me. My main goals in life is to be debt-free (I still owe a little under 19K in loans, which I’m aggressively paying off right now and I calculated in another topic that almost 1/3 of my income goes to debt repayment), and to buy a house. So those are the two goals I’d change (and pay faster) if given the opportunity in my career – not the wedding. 🙂

    Post # 17
    Member
    8439 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Our general wedding budget rule was to spend less than 25% of our expendable savings (i.e. not emergency/retirement/investment savings).  So in this case, I would need an additional $4000 in savings before I would be willing to spend an extra $1000 on my wedding.

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