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   Traditional Guidelines to Wedding Expenses

 
Traditional Guidelines to Wedding Expenses

The following guide suggests who traditionally pays for what wedding expense.

The Bride and The Bride's family cover:

  • Groom’s Wedding Ring
  • Gift for the groom
  • Gifts for each of her attendants
  • Accommodations for visiting guests
  • Personal stationery, thank-you cards
  • Flowers: bridesmaids bouquets, flower girl, church/reception
  • Physical examination/blood test
  • Bridesmaids' luncheon
  • Bride's wedding dress, lingerie, and accessories (trousseau)
  • Wedding invitations/announcements/mailing costs
  • Wedding gift for the newlyweds
  • Wedding photography
  • Ceremony: rental of site, fees for organist or soloist, aisle carpet, flowers and other decorations
  • Bridesmaids' gowns and bouquets
  • Reception: all food, beverages, wedding cake, decorations, music, flowers, gratuities, etc.
  • Transportation to the wedding ceremony and reception.

The Groom and The Groom's family cover:

  • Bride's engagement and wedding ring
  • Gift for the bride
  • Marriage license
  • Bachelor dinner party
  • Gifts for best man and ushers
  • Flowers: bride's bouquet; corsages; boutonnieres
  • Accommodations for visiting ushers and best man
  • Fee for the clergy
  • The honeymoon
  • Transportation to honeymoon
  • Wedding attire for mother and father of the groom
  • Tuxedos for the best man groomsmen and ushers
  • Personal traveling expenses
  • Wedding gift for the newlyweds
  • Hosting a rehearsal dinner

The Attendants cover:

  • Tuxedos and Bridesmaids Gowns
  • Their own travel expenses
  • Wedding gift for the couple
The Guests:
  • Their own travel expenses
  • Wedding gift for the couple

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