Of course, times have changed and there are occasions where the traditional ways to pay for the wedding do not apply. But if you are like most people, here's the breakdown of who exactly pays for this thing (should you continue this traditional pattern):
The Family of the Bride -
All of Ceremony (flowers, decorations, announcements, programs, church fees, photographer/videographer, wedding favors, etc?)
All of Reception (music, food, wedding cake, decorations, flowers, etc?)
Wedding gown and accessories
Father's tuxedo and mother's outfit.
The Family of the Groom -
The rehearsal dinner
Groom's cake (if applicable)
Father's tuxedo and mother's outfit.
The Bride -
Groom's wedding ring and wedding gift
Gifts and luncheon for the bridesmaids
The Groom -
Bride's wedding ring and wedding gift
His own formal wear
Corsages for both the mothers and gifts for ushers
Gifts and luncheon for groomsmen
Fee for marriage license
Formal wear for groomsmen and gowns for the bridesmaids should be paid for by themselves
Any formal clothing for children who are in the wedding ceremony should be paid for by their respective parents
Guests pay for their travel and accommodations
Guests bring a gift for the wedding couple
Remember: No matter who flips the bill for your perfect wedding, if you follow the recommendations listed in this guide, your wedding will be just as you've always dreamed but on a budget respectable to YOU!
Matt Callen, author of "A Wedding To Remember: The Essential Guide To Your Dream Wedding" is a leading expert in his field of helping others in their wedding planning needs. You may use this article on your website, ONLY IF you keep an ACTIVE link to http://www.dreamweddingplanner.com at the bottom of the article with the author's name (Matt Callen).
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