December 22, 2009

Who Pays for What

Posted in Bridal Party, budget at 8:31 pm by molliecushingham

Traditionally this is the breakdown for who pays for what. It is just tradition. It’s not uncommon for the bride and groom to pay for everything themselves, or break this down differently. Nevertheless here it is:

Bride pays for:

grooms wedding band

gift for groom

gifts for her attendants

gown, accessories, and shoes

wedding planner

bridesmaids luncheon

Groom Pays for:

brides engagement ring and wedding ring

gift for the bride

gifts for the groomsmen

marriage license

officiant fee

tuxedo/suit, accessories, shoes or rental

groomsmen’s boutonnieres

honeymoon and travel expense

Bride’s Family pays for:

invitations and announcements

transportation for the bridal party





band or dj

Groom’s Family Pays for:

Rehearsal dinner

boutonnieres and corsages for immediate family on grooms side

Attendants Pay for:

their own attire

clothing rentals

wedding gift

bachelor/bachelorette party

bridal shower


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