Who Pays For What – Wedding Advice

Obviously, the budget can be set up however you and your significant other feel is appropriate. This list shows the traditional budgeting for couples and their families.

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Bride
Groom’s wedding ring
Wedding gift for groom
Gifts for maid/matron of honor & bridesmaids
Gift for parents (optional)
Gowns for maid/matron of honor & bridesmaids (optional)
Accommodations for out-of-town attendants (optional)
Luncheon for bridal party
Informal stationery

Groom
Bride’s engagement & wedding rings
Bride’s bouquet & going-away corsage
Boutonnieres for men in wedding party
Mothers’ corsages
Wedding gift for bride
Gifts for best man, groomsman & ushers
Gift for parents (optional)
Formal wear for best man & groomsmen (optional)
Accommodations for out-of-town attendants (optional)
Marriage license
Honeymoon
Fee for officiant

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Bride’s Family
Engagement party
Bride’s wedding attire & trousseau
Bride’s parents’ wedding attire
Wedding gift for newlyweds
Invitations, announcements, thank you notes, postage
Engagement & wedding photographs
Wedding ceremony site fee & decorations
Wedding ceremony programs
Wedding reception
Flowers for ceremony & reception
Bridal party bouquets & flowers for flower girl
Transportation for wedding party to ceremony & reception
Videographer
Musicians/vocalists
Security & insurance for gifts
Welcome party for out-of-town guests (optional)

Groom’s Family
Engagement party (optional; following party by bride’s parents)
Groom’s wedding attire
Groom’s parents’ wedding attire
Wedding gift for newlyweds
Groom’s informal stationery & thank you notes
Rehearsal dinner
Shipment of wedding gifts to couple’s new home
Welcome party for out-of-town guests (optional)

Wedding Party
Bridal shower for bride
Bachelor(ette) party
Accommodations for self
Wedding attire & shoes

Know your overall budget BEFORE you start planning your wedding. This is one of the first issues you and your fiancé should discuss. Set your priorities based on what is most important to both of you and spend accordingly. For example, if the meal is the most important element of your wedding, you’ll want to allocate a greater portion of your budget to it.

 

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