Wedding Expenses - Who Pays for What?
The expenses listed below are divided according to tradition.
There may be variations due to local customs or special circumstances.
Bride (or her family)
Wedding invitations (including Response Cards, Reception Cards etc.), all stationery and announcements.
Wedding gown, accessories and trousseau
Engagement and wedding photographs
Ceremony expenses (excluding officiant's fee)
Flowers for ceremony, reception and brides attendants
Transportation of wedding party to ceremony and reception site
Lodging for out-of-town bridal attendants
Gifts for bride's attendants and groom
Bridal luncheon (optional)
Groom (or his family)
Bride's engagement and wedding rings
Personal wedding attire and traveling expenses
Transportation of groomsmen and groom to ceremony; bride and groom to ceremony
Rehearsal dinner expenses
Bride's bouquet and going away corsage; corsages for both mothers
Boutonnieres for groomsmen
Gifts for groomsmen and bride
All honeymoon expenses
Lodging arrangements for out-of-town groomsmen
Bachelor's dinner (optional)
Bride and Groom
Gifts for attendants
Thank you gifts for parents and others who helped with the wedding
Compliments of Birchcraft Invitations.