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

posted 8 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 167
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

 

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@tillydeer:  opps make that 80K budget

Post # 168
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Helper bee

@TXBRIDE2013:  I make that much.  Not engaged yet but I hope to not spend more than 5-6k!  I cant imagine spending more than 10.

Post # 169
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I guess this means we splurged?

I’m 26 he’s 27 – we make $110k combined – annually.  We spent $52k on the wedding, a little over $6k on the honeymoon and around $8k for rings.

We did have 360 guests though so that made the cost sky rocket to begin with.

Post # 170
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I make around £5,500 ($8,000) a year if you include my student loan. The rest is from grants and a part-time job. I’m currently a student, as you may have guessed. I paid £0 for the wedding since my daddy paid for it all. Was a fairly nice one too. 

Post # 171
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Wannabee

My partner and I make $85K combined (and we don’t pay anything for housing) but are keeping our wedding budget to $10K.  We’re pretty laid back and simple and prefer to splurge on our travels and hobbies more then save, save, save for the wedding.  That said we’re going to have a lovely, rustic outdoor wedding for a pretty reasonable price tag!  Plus I’m a huge DIY-er so we save a lot by making, growing, raising almost everything we plan to use for the event and I love every minute of it! I’m planning an additional $3k for honeymoon and $2k for rings so I guess that puts us at $15k when it’s all said and done!

Post # 172
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Wannabee

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@allyfally:  Plenty of beautiful weddings have happened for 6,ooo or less!  I’m sure your day will be perfect for you, reguardless for the price tag!!

Post # 173
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Lake Taghkanic State Park

I’m 25 years old and I make around 25k, Fiance is 24 and makes around 35k. He was laid off over the summer and he just graduated and got this new job in December so I was doing most of the saving while he was getting his degree. Hopefully the numbers will start looking a little better now. We’re trying to keep it around 10k

Post # 174
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Before taxes, Fiance makes around $135 k per year (he paid over $35,000 in taxes last year!), and I’m a student, but I will be graduating in May and I’ll be making around $115k per year… so we will be around $250k before taxes.  Our budget was around $30k, but right now its closer to $40 k before rings and honeymoon.

Post # 175
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Santa Barbara Courthouse

I don’t think it’s crazy to spend that much at all! Everyone wants to spend what they afford to spend to have the wedding they want! We have been saving for two years already and we are getting engaged knowing we’ll have to save more during the engagment. 

I’m 20 and my soon to be Fiance is 20 as well. We’ll be 21 by the time the wedding comes. I make $0 because I’m in school full time and don’t work, and she makes only about $14k because she’s part time student and working part time. We’ve been saving for about two years and our budget, including rings and honeymoon, is $11k. We have no help from family, mostly because they can’t help and the people that can choose not to because they disapprove of our union. 

Post # 176
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m 25, and my fiance is 26. I am a full time student studying to be a doctor and he is a policeman making about $48k (I’m british, so that might not be accurate!)

 

Our wedding is on a budget of under $8k. We’ve been very lucky in that ILs have donated about $4k towards that, (my family are not coming to the wedding nor contributing) and my Father-In-Law won $3k in holiday vouchers in a competition – which they have very generously given to us for our honeymoon! I’m also making my own bouquets, my Mother-In-Law is making the wedding cake + cupcakes for our guests, and we managed to get a ‘winter package’ which extends into march so it came cheaper too.

 

7 weeks left and I cannot WAIT 😀

Post # 177
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I am 23 and my fiance is 30, gap I know

I am currently finishing up school and recently left my job due to the mass amount of work required this semester so I am down to scraps of money till summer. My fiance makes around 31k and we are budgeting for 6k, not including the dress, ring, or honeymoon (currently changing the plans on that). We have to pay for everything ourselves because our families do not have the funds to help us, yay economy!

We want to have a small family wedding. It will probably be around 60 guests which I think is nice because then you can give your attention to everyone w/o running around stressed 🙂

Post # 178
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m 24, fiancé is 26, combined incomes we make about $150, and are spending about $15k on the wedding. We are financial advisors and have our own investment/insurance brokerage so we see daily people not getting to retirement or have barely anything saved because everyone spends so much on their day to day lives and on things they want now. It’s so so so important to start saving for long term at a young age. I’m not saying don’t have your dream wedding, but if you can save for your wedding AND save for long term then do whatever you want for your day girl! Just don’t spend all your savings on your wedding, trust me. 

Post # 179
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Fiance makes about 80k, but I’m an infant room teacher and only make 20k (working full-time, 45 hours a week)! We’re spending about 8k on the wedding.

Post # 180
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

my salary is approximately $35 k and FI’s is $48. budget is $15k which includes $3500 from our parents combined

Post # 181
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It’s not crazy to spend that much, espacially if you’ve been engaged for 18 months and really have your dream wedding planned out. Just avoid going into debt just because of the wedding. I’m saving money on the photographer by having my sister’s boyfriend take the pictues, he’s just as good as any professional and he’s doing it for us as our wedding gift 🙂

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