Well, OH earns at least twice what I do, plus my old house is still on the market so I'm still paying the mortgage for that as well as contributing to our joint account. I pay less than half he does into the joint account, because of the 2 factors above. However, I have many thousand in savings, he has nothing and we are using his savings account for funding a lot of the wedding (£7k will come out of my savings towards the travel and honeymoon) and of course I will have equity from my house when it sells. So, I'm asset rich, cash poor and he's the opposite. And you know what, it doesn't matter. "Us" things are bought from the JA, if it runs out, we put some more in from our own accounts if we can. "Me" things come from my account but if it's low, I pay on the JA. If we're in a shop, usually whoever has a card to hand pays, and often from our sole accounts. We have various accounts, but in practise, money is all joint and it really doesn't matter who pays for what. OH has no ability to save for himself at the mo, yet I've said I'll buy him a new car (he needs one) when my other house sells.
You're going to be with this person forever, so where a few grand comes from in a 12 month period is irrelevant in the big scheme of things.
Link to my beach wedding report: http://www.hitched.co.uk/chat/forums/t/334667.aspx
Winner - Best Honeymoon 2012
(Formerly MrsH to be)