Young brides–salaries vs. how much you’re spending on the wedding?!

posted 6 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@TXBRIDE2013:  I make 20k and am spending 10k on my wedding, and I saved that all on my own. Lol. So, no, I don’t think it’s crazy. You spend what you can afford. =]

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I make about 20k and Fiance makes 0 (grad student). I’m spending about 3-4k and my parents are paying for venue, food, some of the drinks, ceremony fee, & officiant.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m 25, Fiance is 26, we make approx. $160k with our combined salaries. We are hoping to spend max $30k for the wedding (paying all by ourselves), not including the honeymoon. We’ll see how it goes!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

great topic!

 i make 72k, Fiance 42k. Spending 50K on wedding.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

between the both of us, Fiance and I make 85,000 , although this year my income was cut in half since I’m a teacher and could only find a halftime position. Our budget is approximately 14,000.  We’re hoping that next year I’ll have a full time position again.. this year has been tough with the wedding coming up!

 

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i think no budget is too much if you can pay for it without putting yourself of others into debt.

Go for as much as you want and can afford if that will make you happier about it

I think specially at a young age since you don’t have other big responsibilities you have to attend.

If you’ll need some for a car/house payment/harder financial times, make shure to leave enough aside.

Otherwise, your budget sounds fine to me 🙂

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I make $45,000 Fiance makes between $30,000 and $40,000 and our budget is $11,000.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Glades Pike Winery, Somerset, PA

Combined we make about $85k, and our wedding budget is $8k not including the honeymoon, all of which we are paying in full ourselves. Honeymoon budget is about $2k, so all in all we’re looking at around $10k.

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My fiance and I both are 25, both in the military and are both E-4! Salary is about $28,000 a year before taxes. His is a little lower then mine. We’re doing our best to keep our wedding around 10k and we’re paying for EVERYTHING ourselves. Planning a Fort Worth wedding from Virginia Beach, VA has been tough but so far so good! I think we’ved done good with not spending too too much. Why spend so much on a wedding and be in debt afterwards!!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I make 48K and Fiance makes 38K. We are spending about 17K on the wedding (not including rings and honeymoon). 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Fiance and I make about $115k-$130k a year and our wedding will be about $32-$35k not inclluding our rings or honeymoon. We are paying for about $13k of it plus our honeymoon and our parents are paying a combined $17k.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We’re spending about 50% of our combined salary on a wedding… but my parents are paying for most of it?  We’ll be contributing probably a few thousand. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’re spending about 13% of our gross yearly income on the wedding. We’re paying for it all ourselves. We have very substantial student loans, so most of our money right now is going towards those rather than towards the wedding.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m 28 and make 50K and Fiance is the same age and makes 85, we’re planning on spending 30K on our wedding

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