Wedding expenses - who pays for what?

Wedding expenses - who pays for what?

The following are guidelines based on tradition and should help
you determine who should pay for what. Of course, this may be
modified to suit your own particular needs or circumstances.

Wedding & Engagement Rings

  •     Bride's Engagement & Wedding Rings: THE GROOM
  •     Groom's Wedding Ring: THE BRIDE


Wedding Gifts

  •     Gift for the Bride: THE GROOM
  •     Gift for the Groom: THE BRIDE
  •     Gifts for the Bride's Attendants: THE BRIDE
  •     Gifts for the Groom's Attendants: THE GROOM


Invitations and Announcements

  •     Invitations: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  •     Announcements: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  •     Postage: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  •     Wedding Stationery: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY


Attire and Accessories

  •     Bride's Gown & Accessories: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  •     Groom's Tuxedo & Accessories: THE GROOM
  •     Attire for the Groom's Attendants: THE GROOM'S ATTENDANTS
  •     Attire for the Bride's Attendants: THE BRIDE'S ATTENDANTS
  •     Attire for the Groom's Family: THE GROOM'S FAMILY
  •     Attire for the Bride's Family: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY


Flowers and Decorations

  •     Flowers for the Bride's Attendants: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  •     Boutonnieres for the Groom, Fathers and Grandfathers: THE GROOM
  •     Boutonnieres for the Groom's Attendants: THE GROOM
  •     Corsages for the Mothers and Grandmothers: THE GROOM
  •     Bride's Bouquet & Flowers: THE GROOM


Ceremony and Reception

  •     Ceremony Location Fee: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  •     Officiant's Fee: THE GROOM
  •     Marriage License Fee: THE GROOM
  •     Reception Location Fee: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  •     Food & Beverages: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  •     Photographer and/or Videographer: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  •     Entertainment for the Ceremony and Reception: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  •     Limousine/Transportation Rentals: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  •     Any Other Applicable Ceremony/Reception Costs: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY

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