Or have we?
According to a 'Newlywed Survey' by US wedding website WeddingWire.com, parents are still forking out massive money to cover the cost of their child's big day, with the bulk of the cash being put forward by the mother and father of the bride.
A survey of over 500 parents whose child had recently tied the knot found that parents were covering a staggering two-thirds of the cost of their child's big day - around $19,000 (€15,910) in total.
Further insight found that the amount usually breaks down to the bride’s parents giving $12,000 (€10,047) and the groom’s $7,000 (€5,860).
With the average cost of weddings in Ireland currently at around €25,000, you'd understand why a young couple might be happy with a few bob towards it, but are parents still contributing to weddings in Ireland?
If you're recently married or tying the knot in the near future, we want to know if your parents have been generous enough to cover some of the costs around your big day.
Take our poll to have your say.