We've both been married so we financed this one ourselves. When ppl offered financial help we declined. We tried to pass the word that we genuinely don't want ppls money. We want them to come celebrate. We didn't want the traditional wedding ppl are used to. We just wanted a party so everyone could share our day. Of course as expected ppl fave anyway. But this time around the gifts that did come in were about what we invested. We're not even 2 weeks out so I haven't done the math for our final cost and we went decently cheap for something formal for 100 ppl. I also don't count our honeymoon in wedding expenses since that's a vacation... but I'm seriously surprised. I'm gonna talk to my husband about using part of it for charity but I'm genuinely curious if Anyone else has had their entire investment come back.