Wedding Expenses

January 21, 2016

A wedding can be expensive and many times the bride and groom will pay for everything themselves, but if the families help out, there are certain things that each family and the wedding party will traditionally pay for. It does not matter who is going to pay the bride and groom should sit down and work out a wedding budget so you can make the wedding the day you both have always dreamed up. If you know just how much you are going to spend on each item, then you will not have to skimp on one thing in order to have the money for something else. Once you have the wedding budget figured out, it is time to sit down with both sets of parents and see if they can help with the expense of the wedding.

Traditionally when it comes to wedding costs, here are some of the ones that are traditionally paid for by the bride’s family or the bride.

– The engagement party
– The invitations
– Rental fee for the ceremony
– The wedding dress and accessories
– The bouquets for the flower girl and bridesmaids
– All vendors services for the reception including beverages, foods, entertainment, and d├ęcor
– The photography
– The groom’s ring
– The transportation for the bridal party
– Here are the wedding costs that are traditionally paid for by the groom’s parents or groom
– The bride’s rings
– The marriage license and the officials fee
– The groom’s attire
– The bride’s bouquet, corsages for the grandmothers and mothers, and boutonnieres for the ushers
– The honeymoon travel
– The rehearsal dinner
– There are also some things that the wedding attendants will pay for which include:
– Their wedding attire which includes the tuxedos, dresses, accessories, and shoes
– Bachelorette and bachelor parties

After looking at the list it would seem like the bride and her family have more to pay for but since it is more her big day than the groom that is why they have more to pay for. It seems like it has always been that way since the beginning of time. Even though there seems to be many expenses when it comes to planning a wedding, it does not have to be expensive. When it comes to food, it does not have to be steaks or lobster but if you are having a simple wedding, you could even have a pitch-in dinner. Alternatively, if someone in the family loves to cook, you could pay them to cater your wedding.

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