Wedding Etiquette – Who Pays for What?

19 Mar

When it comes to wedding etiquette, it may seem quite overwhelming at first glance.  Who does what?  Is this proper?  I don’t want to offend …  There are so many questions and concerns to consider, but don’t worry, we’re here to help.

First, let’s tackle one of the main questions – who pays for what?  These days, a lot has changed in this area, but if we’re keeping with tradition then generally …

 

The Bride’s Side:

~     Wedding gown and accessories

~     Church fees (including rented items for ceremony)

~     Reception costs (including rented items)

~     Invitations/announcements

~     Wedding programs

~     Grooms ring

~     Flowers for the church, reception and bridesmaids

~     Music for ceremony and reception

~     Wedding photographer and videographer

~     Wedding cake and favors

~     Transportation of the bridesmaids and maid/matron of honor to and from             ceremony and reception

~     Gifts for bridesmaids and maid/matron of honor

~     The groom’s gift

~     Lodging for the bridesmaids if ceremony and reception are out of town

 

The Groom’s Side:

~     Bride’s ring

~     Rehearsal dinner

~     The bride’s bouquet and any corsages and boutonnieres

~     Marriage license

~     Transportation of groomsmen and best man to and from ceremony and                     reception

~     Gifts for groomsmen and best man

~     The bride’s gift

~     Any lodging for the groomsmen, if the ceremony and reception are out of                 town

~     Transportation from reception

~     Honeymoon arrangements

 

Bridesmaids & Maid/Matron of Honor

~     The outfit/gown worn in the ceremony

~     The bridal shower

~     Your transportation to the area the wedding is located, if you’re out of town

~     A gift for the bride and groom

 

Groomsmen & Best Man

~     The formal attire worn in the ceremony

~     The bachelor party

~     Your transportation to the area the wedding is located, if you’re out of town

~     A gift for the bride and groom

 

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