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Who Pays What In A Wedding?

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Weddings are stressful enough.  Here is an easy list of who is expected to pay what for the ceremony and reception.

Expenses of Bride and Family:

  • Services of Bridal Consultant
  • Invitations, enclosures, and announcements
  • Bride's wedding gown and accessories
  • Floral decor for ceremony and reception, bridesmaids flowers
  • Formal wedding photographs
  • Music for church and reception
  • Transportation for wedding party to and from ceremony
  • All reception expenses
  • Brides gift to attendants
  • Brides gift to groom
  • Groom's wedding ring
  • Bridesmaid's luncheon

Expenses of Groom and Family:

  • Engagement ring and wedding band for bride
  • Groom's gift to bride
  • Gifts for Groom's attendants
  • Ties and gloves for groom's attendants
  • Bride's bouquet
  • Corsages for immediate members of both families
  • Officiant's fee or donation
  • Marriage license
  • Expenses of honeymoon
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Bachelor dinner


  • Purchase of all apparel
  • Accommodations and travel
  • Gift for bride
  • Shower or luncheon


  • Rental of wedding attire
  • Accommodations and travel
  • Gift
  • Bachelor Dinner

Out Of Town Guests:

  • Transportation to and from wedding
  • Lodging expenses
  • Wedding gift