How do everyone pay for there weddings ? Do you pay monthly instalments by your earnings ? Or do anyone get bank loans or loans through wedding companies to help pay for the wedding and pay after ?
Hi my parents are paying for the bulk of our wedding and I have had an ISA since I was in college so we are paying cash :)
We have paid the deposits out of our savings for cake / photography / venue / car. The savings we have been topping up from wages / birthday cheques / selling stuff on e-bay (great excuse for a clear out of junk). The things like table arrangements, dress etc have been paid for as we go along. It has meant we can't eat out as much and I have cut back on general spending where I can but there is still likely to be a shortfall for the actual venue and we may have to put some of that on credit card.
Most of its coming out of savings, wages and occasionally on my card. We've had some help from a family member, which we're so grateful.
Deposits have been made in things so just the last little bits, can't wait.
We have a savings account and once we have a set amount we have paid the suppliers. We have also been lucky to receive contributions from our family.
Savings account, been saving since I was 5!
Saved the money and paid in cash, we got a much better deal paying like that 😊
We saved the majority before we booked to ensure we wouldn't get in debt and had a better idea of how much budget we had for extras
I didn't want to be in a position where we paid a big deposit for something then couldn't afford it and stressed closer to the time there's plenty of other things to stress about before don't make money one of them
Opened a savings account and just add as much as we can every month . We know we have to put a certain amount but if we can do more one month we will just so we either have money left over or money to spend on the things we don’t need but want xx
We deliberately set a 2 year engagement and saved up! Don’t have to borrow or ask anyone for money. x
We saved up our own money so we didn’t have to borrow x
Booked our wedding 2 years in advance, knew the min we have to save a month from that. We have change pots that we put our loose change in on a Friday, we save £2 coins and £5 notes...partner does overtime when it's available and I have a second job. It's not easy but we have paid as we go and are saving for the big stuff. I refuse to get into debt over 1 day x
We are saving up monthly for 2 years.
We wouldn’t be getting married if we couldn’t afford it.. all paid with savings, current earnings, plenty of overtime and kind Wedding presents
Monthly payments to pay off our Wedding, we decided we didn't wanna go in to a new married life with debt behind us! It's tough going but almost there. Roll on Sept we can't wait 🤵 x
My father had been saving up for 40yrs! I finally found the man of my dreams, four years ago and we got married last November.
We are using savings, wouldn’t get married if we had to borrow any of it. It’s not worth it! X
We had a savings account. There's no way I would get loans or pay with credit card just to get married. I believe that you have what you can afford to pay up front. X
Booked ours two years in advance so we would have time to save for everything we wanted. Plus I got an agency job in the schools for a few extra hours a week
We bought nearly everything wedding dress suits everything for venue etc before we set a date we have just booked church cars paid deposit my nephew is a wedding photographer so got that cheap we run a pub with a big function room so lucky not payed for venue so now we save hundred pound a week up to pay car off church and food we are lucky but I would never get it debt for my wedding I would just do it later rather than do that x
A bit of both got a lump loan then saved up and paid as much off as possible now hermits for first part of this year to clear rest of debt inc honeymoon and Xmas lol
Booked for 2.5 years away have the money pretty much but have ,2.5 years to carry on saving as Want to buy a house not long after. Need honey moon money too.
We’re paying for everything ourselves. We don’t have family to help and we won’t borrow money. We want to be able to have our wedding and not worry about paying anything to anyone. We get married next June all deposits are paid so we just have to work extra hard each month to pay for it. X
This would be my second wedding as my mum and dad paid for the first one,and the money that they saved went on that i guess we will have to just do a cheap wedding and pay it off over 2 years like everyone else said no point in getting in debt. We havent booked anything yet as we dont even have a small deposit we all have to start some where dont we
We've had a bit of help from family, but we never asked(but are grateful for) and have also used savings built up over the 10 years we have been together. It was important to us that we didnt go into debt over one day. Can't wait now. I can officially say my wedding is this month 🤗
Luckily we have nice family's and they're paying for bits, but we chose to get married 2.5 years from our engagement so we both can put the same amount in each month, it's working out well as we're over saving because of putting all our birthday and Christmas money in, but any money left will be for things we haven't thought of and a house deposit :) I know someone who got a loan and 2 years later only just paid it off :)
We've paid for 1/2 the photographer, flowers, pianist, registar, venue, ceremony etc :) but we're getting married in New York and this was a package so much cheaper :) we've paid half the caters too and all the decorations are brought :) and my dress my lovely nan paid for x
we are paying monthly and our families are helping as we have a flat and are not steeing up home as well so they are paying as thier present
We paid each thing off little and often... so my crystal bouquet was 50 a month.... and so was my dress... x
We booked our wedding 3 years in advance, my father is generously helping us a little with venue but mostly we our paying out of our wages and saving a little for all the wee end bits! Defo not getting loans or credit cards to get into debt x
We pay monthly so it’s been easier to manage
We've set up a savings account and put money in each week/month out of wages and earnings we are lucky that my parents are helping out to and they also pay into our savings account. Would never want to go into married life in 1000's of £'s of debt x
Most places will let you pay monthly if you asked them too.
We have a 0% credit card but pay more than minimum payment each month
We've been paying with deposits and installments then I got an intrest free credit card for any other bits and bobs.
We’ve let ourselves have 2 years to save and pay for the wedding. I think apply and paying off a loan would cause stress on the wedding xx
Its not benefit for us to pay monthly so would rather save monthly in my own bank and pay them as agreed 6 months before my wedding. Both of us are saving monthly and potentially have to get a loan/credit card if we don't save enough. we are in a good position that it doesnt faze us, as that just allows us extra time to pay it off.
We are getting married august 19, we have paid deposits on church, pub, food, were paying them monthly for the year, made my own flowers and wedding favours, we are putting money intona savings account every week so we can buy our dresses n suits this time next year x
We were lucky, we moved home and had a good chunk of money left over from the sale of our hold house. £8500 came from that, my dad contributed £2000 and the remaining £5000 was paid gradually out of our monthly wages.