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Tuesday, 01 November 2011 14:56

Who Pays For What

Who pays for what part of the wedding is an often asked question. For the most part the bride’s family pays for most of the wedding expenses with the exception of a few items. Many wedding traditions were put in place years ago for reasons that no longer apply today. It is not considered bad etiquette to steer away from this age old tradition. This list will provide you with the traditional financial responsibilities of a wedding.

Bride

  • Groom’s Ring
  • Groom’s Gift
  • Parent’s Gift
  • Bride’s Attendants Gifts
  • Bridesmaid Luncheon

Brides Family

    Ceremony (fees, flowers, music)
  • Reception (cake, food, rentals, music)
  • Gown & Accessories
  • Photography
  • Invitations
  • Flowers for Brides’ Attendants
  • Wedding Transportation
  • Gift for Bride & Groom
  • Their Own Wedding Attire

Brides Attendants

  • Wedding Attire
  • Accessories
  • Gifts for Bride & Groom
  • Transportation

Groom

  • Marriage License
  • Clergy Fee
  • Engagement Ring
  • Bride’s Wedding Ring
  • Wedding Attire
  • Brides Gift
  • Groom’s Attendants Gift
  • Parent’s Gift

Grooms Family

  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Honeymoon
  • Corsages & Boutonnieres
  • Their Own Wedding Attire
  • Gift for Bride & Groom

Groom’s Attendants

  • Wedding Attire
  • Accessories
  • Gifts for Bride & Groom
  • Transportation