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Who Pays For What

 

THE BRIDE PAYS FOR . . .



groom's ring

bride's gift to the groom

gifts to bride's attendants

bride's personal stationery

accommodations for her out of town guests

beauty appointments



THE BRIDE'S SIDE PAYS FOR . . .



engagement party

printed materials

bride's clothes & accessories

flowers

music

photography

hosting expenses for bride's attendants

transportation for the bride & her attendants

reception, catering & facilities




THE GROOM PAYS FOR . . .


bride's engagement & wedding rings

groom's gift to the bride

marriage license

groom's gifts to his ushers and best man

flowers for the bride and mothers' corsages

accessories (excluding tuxedos) for ushers (includes flowers)

grooms & ushers' transportation

clergyman's fee

honeymoon expenses


THE GROOM'S SIDE PAYS FOR . . .



groom's clothing & accessories

their clothes for the wedding

travel expenses they might incur

wedding gift for the couple [often their payment for part(s) of the wedding]

Optional: rehearsal dinner


What is, of course, most important is to remember that getting your wedding expenses covered is an act of love. 
You must always keep in mind not only the financial constraints of those involved, 
but also their philosophies on wedding expenses. 
 
In some families, the sky's the limit, 
while in others moderation is the key. 
Work hard at keeping things here under control, 
because this is usually the area that creates 
the most dissension and creates bad memories.