Paying Bills

Who Pays for What?

Cultural backgrounds and individual convictions heavily influence the decision-making in Wedding Etiquette. Nevertheless, the following is a general guide that should be construed as such… and adopted as you deem fit:

The Bride typically pays for:

The Wedding ring for the Groom
Gifts for the Attendants
Accommodation for out-of-town Attendants
The Wedding gift for the Groom

The Groom typically pays for:

The Bride’s rings including the Engagement ring
The honeymoon
Wedding gift for the bride
The marriage license
The Groom’s men gifts
Accommodation for out-of-town groom’s men
Flowers for the Bride
The going-away corsage
Corsages for mothers, special ladies
The boutonnières for men in wedding party
The gloves, ties and accessories for the men in the wedding party
Fee for clergy person or judge

The Groom’s Family typically pays for:

Clothing for the Wedding
Travel and lodging expenses
Rehearsal dinner
The Wedding gift for the newlyweds

The Bride’s Family typically pays for:

The costs of the reception.
The Bride’s Wedding attire/trousseau
Invitations, announcements, thank you notes
The seating assignment chart, napkins and mailing costs
Ceremony costs
Bridesmaids, flower girl, ring bearer flowers and accessories
Transportation for bridal party on Wedding day from ceremony to reception
All gratuities for all services: parking, security
Bridesmaid luncheon

The Attendants typically pay for:

Their Wedding clothes
Travel expenses
Wedding gift for newlyweds

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