Totally normal. Ours is coming completely out of our pockets.
I was just wondering I hear some say they are paying while other speak of parents and parents of either sides paying! My partner and I are paying ourselves as well! My father passed I know he would have if he were alive.
My fiance and I are paying for our wedding. I prefer it that way because we have more freedom to make our own decisions and it does not create any financial burden for our parents. Both of our parents have enough on their plate so we are comfortable taking this on ourselves.
We’re paying for ours. Well technically we were given money from family before, but we had to use it on unforeseen issues with our fixer upper house (stupid money pit). So now we’re paying for the wedding ourselves.
I am paying for mine for the most part. My FHs mom has agreed to chip in for part of the BBQ (we are doing a private ceremony 2 weeks before) and she has a huge family and lots of friends my FH don’t really care either way about so that feels okay to me. Private wedding and that reception are all on my shoulders though.
In the time when the bride's parents paid for the wedding, the average age of the couple was 18, and the wedding was typically cake and punch in the church hall. With couples now older, and weddings more elaborate, it is more common for couples to pay for much or all of their weddings.
Unfortunately I don’t think so! Which is hard because weddings are so crazy expensive to do on your own. I just bought my own dress. We are paying for everything. And since we are, we downsized and are keeping it to only our closest friends and family... the ones that have an active role in our lives. Good luck and happy planning!