Who Should Pay For What?

wedding expensesChances are, you’ve probably been dreaming of your wedding day since you were a little boy or girl. You may even have the perfect dream wedding completely planned out in your mind– but I’d be willing to bet your dreaming didn’t include the part where someone has to pay for everything you picked out! Traditionally the bride’s family pays most of the wedding expenses. Although this rarely applies these days. The line of who pays for what in today’s day in age is definitely blurred. Traditions say it is the bride and her family who are to pay for the dress, accessories, flowers, photography, transportation, and the grooms ring. As for the groom, it is tradition that his family and him are to purchase, the brides ring, the grooms attire, his gift to the bride, the officiates fee, plus accommodation and transportation, rehearsal dinner, lodging for the wedding party, and the marriage license. Although these “rules” are traditional, they are meant to be broken based on what is best for you and your family.

With Love,