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

posted 8 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 286
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My Fiance is 29, and I’m 25. 

I’ve just become unemployed (by choice) and my other half is salaried. 

Our household income is roughly $245k (AUD) and we will be spending approx. $40k on our wedding and approx. $20k on our honeymoon. Our honeymoon is six weeks after the actual wedding and not everything is booked so I’m hoping we get it closer to $15k but with spending money, I can never tell. 

Our wedding finals haven’t all been paid plus I’m sure one or two things will come up. 

At the moment my wedding spend is at $35931.14. I know that figure is going to go up with hens/bucks parties plus little bits here and there so that’s why I said $40k. 

Post # 287
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

I make £30k a year, currently he is on £0 a year (missionary)…

not really sure on budget, but less than 10k for sure!! It’s only a day, I don’t want to spend the rest of my life paying for it!!

Post # 288
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Worker bee

I make $43k a year before taxes and my Fiance is a full time student, but makes around $30k before taxes. We have a goal budget of $15k for destination wedding. We are paying everything ourselves!! We just could not justify spending $25-$35k for one day for a local wedding! 

Post # 289
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Worker bee

I’m a student, but husband is an engineer- wedding will probably cost around 80-90k 

Post # 290
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Buzzing bee

I make about 50k and Fiance about 80k. We discussed spending 8k on the wedding, but after all is said and done we’re going to end up at 12k. We knew it would be expensive, but wow! It’s crazy expensive. We’re really happy that with a little extra planning and time spent researching deals we’re going to be able to have our dream wedding without feeling like we’re sacrificing anything. We went “over budget” for the photographer, for my dress, and we decided to have a DJ when we were originally going to play an ipod. I think they were all good things to “splurge” on. We came in under budget on cake, paper supplies (invitations, safe the dates), favors, and decor. Woo hoo! 

We’ll be spending an extra 5k on our Tahiti honeymoon (overwater bugalow – here we come!)

Oh, and I’m 28 and fiance is 29. We’ve invited 120 people. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by  Soon2bmrs1.
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Post # 291
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We’re 29 and 31, household income wass about $100K (we live in different countries and for now only share costs of our trips together, income is an estimate), but since the new year Fiance had to quit a day job and left a profitable band, so now I don’t know.. 70K? We saved up for the wedding before all this happened, and the budget for 50 people is $7K, including custom made e-ring and dress. Honeymoon in Asia is $3K for just over a week. Everything is booked, so I don’t anticipate surprises. The cost should only go down as people start declining invitations. 

Post # 292
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Combined income is 120k but we both have a lot of student loans…. We’d rather spend our money on other things like vacation,  buying a house etc so my budget is 15k!

Post # 293
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Combined income of $200k, but we have student loans and live in a high cost of living area. However, we did want a fairly nice event, so we are spending somewhere between $35-40k on the wedding, not including the honeymoon. The honeymoon will probably be worth around $10k, but we are trying to get as many points/miles from putting wedding expenses on credit cards (and paying immediately off!) to get as much of that for free as possible. I expect to only spend about $2-3k on the honeymoon after we redeem those miles/travel points. 

Post # 294
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m 24 and my fiance is 26—we both make around 40k a year and our wedding budget is ~18k. I think as long as you don’t feel stretched beyond your means you’re fine!

Post # 295
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258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Sand Key Park- Clearwater Beach Elopement

Wow, some of these budgets make me feel really sad. But our small wedding will be perfect.

I’m a student and work part time. My fiance has a job and makes about $30k a year. I make around $5k, probably. We are trying to keep costs as low as possible, as we’re paying for the entire wedding ourselves. Hopefully, everything (excluding honeymoon) should be less than $5k. More like around $3k. Simple beach wedding. I’m not even sure if we’ll be able to afford a honeymoon. I need a real job.

Post # 296
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I am 23 and Fiance is 22. We will be making around $90K a year in the near future (FI in last stages of state police hiring process- fingers crossed!). We are spending about $22K not including honeymoon. We both still live at home, so rent isn’t a factor.

Post # 297
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - The Summit Country Day School Chapel/The Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors

I’m 27 and my Fiance is 26. We make about 91K combined. We are spending about 70K on the wedding but his parents are contributing about 50K of the cost. 

Post # 298
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’m 26 and make $60,000-$64,000 a year. Fiance is also 26 and makes between $135,000-$145,000. Both salaries vary depending on any overtime! 

We are spending about $30,000 all together for our wedding, not including our flights home for the wedding, and my dress. 😊 We didn’t decide on a budget per say, more or less just decided on when to draw the line with certain purchases. 

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Post # 299
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

TXBRIDE2013:  I think it is a little much, but hey – if you can make it work and not go into debt to get married I think it is all good! Currently my fiance and I bring in $150, 000 per year. I am expecting a major position change this year and that will bring our household income up to $180, 000 – $200, 000. Our wedding in 2017 has a max budget of $20, 000. We are paying for the majority of it ourselves and do not want to go into any sort of debt to get married and start married life with.

Post # 300
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Right now my fiance makes $100K/year but gets paid a decent amount of overtime so anything me makes above that goes straight to the wedding fund. I am in between jobs becasue me moved so he could have this job and it was a great opportunity for him. When I get back to work I will make aroud $20-30K. I plan to go back to school fro my teaching credential after the wedding in summer next year so we are also saving for that. Our budget is $50K but we have lots of hel from our families my parents contributed ALOT we were shocked and so grateful! His parents are chipping in some as well and are buying all the drinks (sodas, beer, wine, signature cocktail if we want it). My grandma is buying mt dress and covering all the alterations and my other grandma is buying my veil. We are very lucky to have such great family support. Oh and we are 22 and 23. 

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