Who Pays for What?
This is a traditional guideline that can help you determine who could pay for what. There are many modifications and no set “rules”.
BRIDE AND HER FAMILY
Groom’s wedding ring
Bride’s gown & accessories
Attire for the bride’s attendants
Flowers for ceremony, reception, brides attendants
Announcements, invitations, postage
Wedding consultant fee
Transportation and parking expenses for the ceremony and reception
Gifts for the bride’s attendants
Reception location fee, decorations, food, beverages, cake, rental fees, entertainment, favors
Ceremony location fee, decorations, entertainment,
Accommodations for bride’s attendants
GROOM AND HIS FAMILY
Bride’s engagement and wedding rings
Gifts for the grooms attendants
Groom’s tuxedo and accessories
Attire for the groom’s attendants
Flowers for bride, groom, grooms attendants, mothers, fathers, grandmothers,grandfathers
Accommodations for the groom’s attendants
Tip: Personalize your wedding budget and make sure that those paying for the wedding are involved and agree before you begin- this would be a great time to get to know your future in-laws!!