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

posted 8 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 152
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m 25, he’s 25 and while we are finishing school our combined income is about $21,000 and we will be spending about $5,000

Post # 153
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m 27, he’s 39 (next month) and we make about $145,000. Our budget is $20,000 not including honeymoon, but we are getting about 15K from our parents, so we are very lucky 🙂

Post # 154
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m about to turn 21 and my fiance is turning 23 and together we make around 25k and have about a 2k budget for the wedding. I don’t understand how adults even make money at this point.

Post # 155
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I am currently 23 and make NOTHING right now.. I was working last year but quit my part-time job so I could focus on graduate school and finish faster. I will graduate in May but that is 2 months after our wedding. My Fiance is also 23. He is a teacher and makes around 33K plus he works summer school and makings around $4,000. So total he makes around 37K. Our wedding is going to cost around $10,000 not including our rings, honeymoon or reherseal dinner (1500 in laws are paying for that). It also does not include my Fiance tux rental, his groomsen gifts my bridesmaids gifts.  We are lucky because my parents are paying the entire $10,000 for the wedding. We are paying for our rings (my fiance put my e-ring on his credit card while in college but has it paid off now.. it was $3200), our wedding bands were $1200 together. We are also paying for our disney honeymoon which is a set cost (hotel and tickets) for $1500 but we will probably spend around $2200 after gas/food/shopping/activities. We are spending about $1200 on attendents gifts (candy buffet about 300, groomsmen gifts (3) for 300, bridesmaid gifts (3) for 300 and our parents gifts (300 for both sets). SO total we are spending is only $7800 and everything combined for our wedding is around 20k (wedding, rings, honeymoon, EVERYTHING).

Post # 156
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our earnings are both abot 35k, so 70k total, and our budget is 13k, 18k with the honeymoon. We are saving for it all ourselves and its difficult but worth it 🙂

Post # 157
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m 25 my fiance is 24, we make a combined 115k.  My parents were kind enough to give us 10k for the wedding and we aren’t contributing more thank about 1k over that. Mostly in the form of little things that were really important to us and $250 over budget for the photographer.  Spend as much as you want, just make sure its for the two of you, not for anyone else.

Post # 158
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

Mid-to-late 20s between the two of us. Our collective income is about $90k a year. 

We’re spending $6k on everything – dress, Honeymoon, venue, open bar, etc. It helps that we’re marrying in the off-season and our total guest list is about 70 people. I would never spend more than $10k for a wedding – but that’s me. IMO, it really is just one day and if anything, I’d prefer to spend more on the Honeymoon.

That said, we were lucky in several aspects. His uncle covered the cost for our Honeymoon hotel (about $1k). My uncle also plays in a wedding band and offered to play for free, although we’re still tipping (also about $2 – $3k). If not for that, ours probably would have been about $10k.

Of course, depending on how cheap I was feeling, I might just rent the DJing equipment and let a friend handle it for far cheaper. 

Post # 159
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I earn $45, she earns $32.

Although it is mainly women (I assume girls, please correct me if I’m wrong here) that drives the wedding / detailed arrangements (90% vs 10%), I want to get more involved as its just the type of person I am.

We havent decided on the finer details yet but I guess that it would be about $30K.

It will be the most special day in your life so you want to build some amazing memories that you will remember for the rest of your life. You want no regrets.

We would never borrow money to pay for anything but would look for value for money whilst sustaining high quality.  You can save a lot of money by offering cash in hand for services, shopping around a lot and negotiating deals rather than paying full price.  Haagle as much as possible. Businesses are still struggling so if you get quoted $2000 for getting married somewhere then say that it is slightly out of your price range but would really want to get married there.  Offer them $1800 and leave it with them for a couple of weeks…you have absolutely nothing to lose.

I would prefer spending a greater proportion of the money on things for you and the groom e.g Honeymoon, rings, dress, suit, make up, hair, HD video filming, professional photographer etc rather than getting uncle Bob to do the filming and forgetting to turn it on!. Personaly I wouldnt want to spend a large slice of the cake on things that people that attend that you may not really like but have to envite to keep things sweet.

We are  paying 50%, my parents 50% (In laws 0%).

Post # 160
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Correction to previous post ‘Spend a smaller slice of the cake on things that people…. Not larger slice of the cake’

The Silver Cake

Post # 161
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Fi is 24 and makes about 90k, I’m 23 and make about 40k. We’re still setting a budget but not including honeymoon and e-ring(which was 5,000 alone) we’re planning on sticking around 16k. We want a nice wedding, but we don’t want to look back and think “we could have put a down payment on another house for that”

Post # 162
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

combined about $250k and spending 30K with rings and honeymoon included

Post # 163
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@TXBRIDE2013:  Combined we make about $115k Our budget will come in at just under $13k

Post # 164
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am 25 and Fiance is 30…combined me make 135k a year and are spending 20k on our wedding (minimal help from parents)…having a 18 month engagement made all the difference in being able to save each month!

Post # 165
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Fiance makes 91k, I make 58k – we’re spending $3000, not including the rings

Post # 166
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Salary wise he makes about 130K and I make about 85K technically but we both have family businesses that we are involved in and own part of so we earn more than that. The budget is about 50K set by my parents are paying for it with his doing other parts. But it will probably be alot less than that. (not counting honeymoon as we have already had that and no ring)

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