Who Pays For What
THE BRIDE PAYS FOR . . .
bride's gift to the groom
gifts to bride's attendants
bride's personal stationery
accommodations for her out of town guests
THE BRIDE'S SIDE PAYS FOR . . .
bride's clothes & accessories
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
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
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.