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WHO PAYS FOR WHAT?

The following are guidelines based on tradition and should help
you determine who should pay for what. Of course, this may be
modified to suit your own particular needs or circumstances.

Wedding & Engagement Rings

  • Bride's Engagement & Wedding Rings: THE GROOM
  • Groom's Wedding Ring: THE BRIDE

Wedding Gifts

  • Gift for the Bride: THE GROOM
  • Gift for the Groom: THE BRIDE
  • Gifts for the Bride's Attendants: THE BRIDE
  • Gifts for the Groom's Attendants: THE GROOM

Invitations and Announcements

  • Invitations: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Announcements: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Postage: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Wedding Stationery: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY

Attire and Accessories

  • Bride's Gown & Accessories: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Groom's Tuxedo & Accessories: THE GROOM
  • Attire for the Groom's Attendants: THE GROOM'S ATTENDANTS
  • Attire for the Bride's Attendants: THE BRIDE'S ATTENDANTS
  • Attire for the Groom's Family: THE GROOM'S FAMILY
  • Attire for the Bride's Family: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY

Flowers and Decorations

  • Flowers & Decor for the Ceremony and Reception: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Flowers for the Bride's Attendants: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Boutonnieres for the Groom, Fathers and Grandfathers: THE GROOM
  • Boutonnieres for the Groom's Attendants: THE GROOM
  • Corsages for the Mothers and Grandmothers: THE GROOM
  • Bride's Bouquet & Flowers: THE GROOM

Ceremony and Reception

  • Ceremony Location Fee: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Officiant's Fee: THE GROOM
  • Marriage License Fee: THE GROOM
  • Reception Location Fee: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Food & Beverages: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Photographer and/or Videographer: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Entertainment for the Ceremony and Reception: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Limousine/Transportation Rentals: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Any Other Applicable Ceremony/Reception Costs: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY

Other Expenses

  • Engagement Photos: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Engagement Party: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Wedding Cake: THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
  • Rehearsal Dinner: THE GROOM'S FAMILY
  • Honeymoon: THE GROOM

Bridal Shower and Bachelor/ette Parties

  • Bridal Shower: THE BRIDE'S ATTENDANTS
  • Bachelor Party: THE GROOM'S ATTENDANTS
  • Bachelorette Party: THE BRIDE'S ATTENDANTS

Out-of-town Attendants and Guests

  • Accommodations for the Groom's Attendants: THE GROOM
  • Accommodations for the Bride's Attendants: THE BRIDE
  • GUESTS are responsible for their own transportation/travel AND accommodations
  • ATTENDANTS are responsible for their own transportation/travel expenses

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