Getting married soon do you know who is going to pay for what?

If you are following a more traditional wedding most of the expenses of the wedding will usually be paid for by the brides family. Although, now most couples prefer to divide the costs of the wedding. When you divide the cost of the wedding it relieves a lot of stress that it puts on a family and it usually will allow you to have a more extravagant wedding day ceremony.

Below is a more traditional list of the expenses that you will encounter before and after your wedding and who should pay for what.

Bride and her family

  • Bridesmaids gifts
  • Ceremony expenses
  • Ceremony/Reception Flowers
  • Entertainment at the reception
  • Wedding favors
  • Flowers for the bouquets and corsages
  • Arrange for accommodations for out of town guests
  • Gratuities/Tips for services
  • Groomsmen gifts
  • Grooms wedding ring
  • Wedding guest book and pen set
  • Any needed rental items
  • RSVP, wedding announcements
  • Decorations of for the wedding
  • Photographer
  • Napkins
  • Wedding Programs
  • Reception costs
  • Videographer
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Wedding planner
  • Wedding dress and accessories

Groom and his family

  • Groomsmen accessories
  • Arrange for accommodations for out of town guests
  • Bridesmaid gifts
  • Brides wedding ring
  • Brides bouquet
  • Groomsmen gifts
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding transportation
  • Marriage License
  • Officiant Fee
  • Grooms tux

This list is just examples of some of the expenses you will incur along with your wedding. You should use this as examples only because you will have a better idea of what will fit you and your families budget.