Wedding Expenses We would like to mention that everyone divvy’s up wedding expenses differently. These are not “rules”, just an explana...

Wedding Expenses: Who Pays for What?

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Wedding Expenses
We would like to mention that everyone divvy’s up wedding expenses differently. These are not “rules”, just an explanation of how wedding expenses are traditionally divided – not to say there’s anything wrong with deviating from tradition!

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The largest expenses for a wedding are:

 - Catering (i.e. food and beverage)
 - Transportation
 - Florals/Decor Elements
 - Band

All of the above are traditionally expenses for the bride. Transportation is only a large expense if you plan on using shuttles for ALL guest transportation. If a bride is paying for the entire wedding and the groom’s family wants to contribute, this is a good one to hand off.

Traditional expenses for the groom are:

 - The bride’s engagement and wedding rings
 - Marriage license
 - Groomsmen gifts
 - Rehearsal dinner costs
 - Honeymoon costs
 - Most of the transportation for his own party and family
 - The officiant’s fee
 - Liquor at the reception

Traditional expenses for the bride are:

 - Groom’s wedding ring
 - Bridesmaid gifts
 - The wedding gown and accessories
 - Invitations, save the dates, place cards, etc. (all paper goods)
 - The bridal shower
 - Transportation for the bridal part and bride’s guests
 - Ceremony and reception costs (this includes photography, videography, rentals, etc.)
 - Wedding planner

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So even has a handy dandy worksheet for couples planning their wedding. While this is just a guide, and you don’t have to follow it precisely, it does help to have a starting point for planning your wedding expenses.

Flowers  also are a tricky element of the wedding. Traditionally, the groom pays for the bride’s bouquet, corsages, and boutonnieres for the groom’s side of the bridal party (including his father). The bride pays for the groom’s boutonniere, bridesmaid’s bouquets, and floral design surrounding the ceremony and reception spaces.
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