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

posted 8 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 316
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Helper bee

mle812:  wow those are high salaries!!! What do you guys do???

Post # 317
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’m 27 and make $45k CAD. Hubby is 30 and makes $120k CAD. Our budget is $10-15k . Hopefully closer to 10! That’s excluding my dress(moms paying), hair/makeup and nails (MOH is a hair stylist), and photographer (cousin). 

Post # 318
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We’re both 31 years old (as I type this, I realize that we’re not exactly young).  I make about $250K and he makes $70K.  We have better things to spend our money on so the budget for 120 people is $20K.

Post # 319
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Worker bee

We’re both 24 and make $90K combined. Our wedding budget is $25K, we have paid for $10K-$12K of that ourselves.

Post # 320
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My fiance and I are not quite as young, I am 28 and he is 27, but we are spending about $40K if you inlcude the Honeymoon. The total wedding budget so far without the Honeymoon is about $32-$35K, but it may still be growing lol. I work as an engineer and make $85K, while my fiance makes $40K. I also own my own house, so most of my money goes in to that and bills every month. But, I just paid off my car so that will help a ton!

In my opinon, spend what you are comfortable with and who cares what others say. People are telling me I am spending too much, yet it is a very special day to me and is worth the money to me. When I started my budget was a lot smaller, but there are certain things I was NOT willing to negotiate on like getting a good and reliable photographer and videographer. My mom is helping with about $10K, and the rest is split between our savings and a small amount on a credit card. What will you regret more in 10 years, an extra 2K on a credit card that would be paid off by then, or having horrible photos / wedding regrets? Spend what you must.=]

Post # 321
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Combined we make about 500k/ year. We’re both 30 Years old. Our parents are paying for the majority and the wedding is about 100k. 

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Post # 322
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’m 27, Darling Husband 29. I make about 85k as a Health Administrator, Darling Husband makes 15k ish as an intern pharmacist, will make more once he graduates this May 2 weeks before our wedding! 

Our total wedding budget not including the honeymoon is 40k, our parents contributed 20k each. We excluded the honeymoon because we won’t be able to take any time off after the wedding as he begins residency immediately after and I don’t really have much PTO saved up ๐Ÿ™ 

 

Post # 323
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m 27, fiance is 28. Our household income is a bit over 226k. My parents insisted on paying for the majority of the wedding costs, which I roughly estimate to be between 20-30k. Fiance and I are paying for rings, airfare for planning trips and for the wedding (getting married across the country from where we live), any costs associated with the afterparty, and the honeymoon, budget TBD.

Post # 324
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Grandover Resort

I’m 25, fiancé is 26 (27 in a month), he is an American basketball player playing professionally in Europe, making just over 100k annually & increases every year, housing/travel paid for. I currently don’t have any income because I travel with him every season. Our wedding is 30k, but my parents decided they want to pay for it. We’ll be getting them a great gift!

Post # 325
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

hevmarr:  lucky you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 326
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Grandover Resort

RosaBride:  the experience is wonderful, but leaving our 3 dog babies in the U.S every fall is very tough

Post # 327
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

hevmarr:  awww that sucks ๐Ÿ™ but at least you get to travel for almost ‘free’ ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 328
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Blushing bee

We both make 40-50k and are planning to spend 10-15k on the wedding. I will be in grad school soon so I will have loans to pay off.

Post # 329
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Everything, including the e-ring, will fall under 10% of our yearly salaries.

Post # 330
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front

alischon:  might I ask your PROFESSION???!!! 

I need a career change….lol

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