Budgeting...Who Pays For What?
Heres where you start your planning process. Okay, so this
isnt exactly the fun part. But
it is critical if you dont want to start off on the wrong foot. Get together with
of parents and or with whomever will be contributing. Each party should be very clear as
to what theyre willing and able to contribute.
The following chart details who traditionally pays for what. These are only suggestions, a
place to start if you will. Remember, there are no rules, just agreements.
The Bride's Family
(Yikes! This is the proverbial big nut to crack. Might as well
-The entire cost of the reception. This usually
includes: food, cake, beverages, flowers, gratuities.
-Ceremony costs; rentals, fees for organists, soloist or musicians, flowers
-The Brides wedding attire
-Invitations, thank yous and announcements
-Photography and Videography
||The Groom's Family
-Rehearsal dinner - Usually takes place after rehearsal at
-Gifts for best man and ushers
-Gifts for Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids