Advice-how to pay for wedding?
Posted 11 September 2008 - 10:13 AM
| Originally Posted by Oscar_Ernie |
To all of you out there who are paying for your wedding by yourselves...
WHERE DID YOU COME UP WITH THE MONEY?!
Have you been saving for awhile? Picked up extra jobs? Somehow cut back in other areas of your life? Going into and/or adding to debt?
When we first started talking about a DW (which, will definitely be cheaper then if we stayed home, well, the way we're going to do it anyway) we figured we could swing it for next summer. But now that we've looked into it more seriously, it's still going to cost some money that we don't have. I think we're going to have to wait an extra year in order to save the money
Anyone have any advice or tips? How are all of you swinging it? Money doesn't grow on trees *sigh*
We did go over budget with booking an outside photographer so we might not have enough cash to cover the entire wedding. We will probably need to put some of it on a credit card, but we will be able to pay it off pretty quickly when we get home since what I was saving can just go to the cc bill. We also hope to get some money from the wedding (FI's parents said they are giving us money for a wedding gift), but we are not counting on it.
FI and I both considered getting second jobs just in case we needed extra money, but I'm glad that we didn't. We both work a lot of hours as it is, and if I had to work on the weekends our house would always be a mess and I wouldn't have had time to do all the DIY projects and get to spend time as much time with my friends and family as I have this year. We will be moving out of state in a few months so that quality time was really important to me.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:45 AM
So, the question is where do we get the money? We basically budgeted a monthly payment of $3000/month and when we have extra, we just send more to the wedding coordinator. We went over budget, but that's because I wanted certain things like flying a photographer over there instead of hiring one that's recommended by the coordinator. If you're really on a tight budget, I suggest sticking with the basics (no need to BM and GM) and keep the guest list small.
Posted 03 July 2014 - 02:40 PM
SLOWLY! Paying for things as they come up - 2k here, couple hundred there, etc. Trying to space things out and pay as we go.
Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:18 PM
When I was little, just daydreaming with friends about our spectacular weddings one thought that certainly did not come to mind was "who's paying?" lol
Funny story, the moment I started working full time at 24, my mother told me to start saving for 1) a house and 2) my wedding. Which I did! I'm 32 now and while a lot of my savings did go towards buying a house last year, I still have a good $21K saved up because I am an aggressive saver.
Which is also coming in handy because I've suddenly had a lot of expensive car problems/health problems in addition to the wedding costs... I'm totally thanking my past-self for creating this great buffer of savings!
My FH and I are paying for the wedding ourselves, even though my parents and his offered to help us out. But the wedding is still almost a year away, so we'll have to wait and see how the finances play themselves out.
Edited by mysticjade, 03 July 2014 - 04:19 PM.
Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:02 PM
Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:06 AM
Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:35 AM
we are really struggling to stay under $15000. I guess I want a really pretty wedding but I still want to keep it under budget, so something's gotta give haha. My parents are helping out a lot, they paid for my dress and they're paying for the photographer. I'm still trying to keep it at $15000 total no matter what, even if we don't pay for everything.
We're basically setting aside money each month for the big ticket items like the trips, the wedding itself and videographer. Everything else that I'm bringing from here I try to buy month to month so that it doesn't seem like so much. I'm always looking out for the next coupon and doing as much DIY as I can. I also try to borrow supplies that I'll only use once from friends who already have them, like an embossing machine, etc. I check e-bay and kijiji once in a while to find deals here and there. It's still all adding up pretty quickly though.
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