Weddings: Who pays for what?

The one thing all couples planning a wedding have in common is realising how expensive things are and how costs begin mounting up quickly. The team at Bride Online are always coming up with great ideas on how to save money where possible when planning your wedding, however today we are taking a look at “traditionally” who pays for what.
Of course many couples these days pay for their won weddings and in other cases some weddings are paid for by not only the immediate family but also extended family and friends in lieu of gifts. Here is a list of what is paid for by whom in a traditional sense, feel free to leave us a comment and let us know who is paying for what at your wedding!
The Bride and Groom
Bide and Groom’s wedding ring
Gifts for the bridal attendants.
Gifts for the best man and groomsmen.
Suit hire for the groom
Bride’s & bridesmaid’s bouquets, the corsages & boutonnieres.
Celebrant & ceremony fees
Wedding invitations
Wedding cake
Gifts of appreciation
Wedding Cars
Bomboniere, wedding favours
Bridal Gown & accessories
The honeymoon

The Bride’s Family
Newspaper announcement
The Reception Venue and Food
Ceremony & Reception flowers

The Groom’s Family
Wedding gift for the bride and groom.
The Reception Beverages
Any general expenses they may wish to contribute.

The Wedding Party
Bride’s maids dresses, shoes etc
Groomsmen’s Suits, shoes etc
Hens night given by maid of honour or bridesmaids.
Bucks night given by best man or groomsmen.

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