Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wedding - Who Pays for What?

It is often difficult to know who pay for what when it come to your planning a modern wedding but here's what happens traditionally!

The Bride:

  • Wedding ring for the Groom
  • Gifts for the Attendants
  • Accommodation for out-of-town Attendants
  • Wedding gift for the Groom
  • Personal Lingerie
  • Bridesmaids luncheon

The Groom:

  • The Bride's rings including the Engagement ring
  • The honeymoon
  • Wedding gift for the bride
  • The marriage license
  • The Groomsmen gifts
  • Accommodation for out-of-town groom's men
  • Brides bouquet
  • Corsages for mothers
  • Boutonnieres for men in wedding party
  • The gloves, ties and accessories for the men in the wedding party
  • Fee for clergyperson or judge

The Groom's Family:

  • Clothing for the Wedding
  • Travel and lodging expenses
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Wedding gift for the newlyweds
  • Getting gifts to the newlyweds home

The Bride's Family:

  • The Engagement Party and announcement
  • All facets of the reception.
  • Bride's attire
  • Invitations, announcements, thank you notes
  • Decorating costs
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Ceremony costs
  • Bridesmaids, flower girl, ring bearer flowers and accessories
  • Transportation for bridal party on Wedding day from ceremony to reception.
  • All gratuities for all services: parking, security
  • Their own attire
  • Their own travel arrangements to island

The Attendants:

  • Their Wedding clothes
  • Travel expenses
  • Wedding gift for newlyweds

Maid of Honour

  • Wedding shower
  • Hen Night

Best Man

  • Stag Night

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