The first question that usually comes up when a couple announces their engagement is "Who pays for what?"
Traditionally, it has been the bride's family that pays for most of the wedding expenses and the groom's family takes care of the wedding reception. However, the rules are a bit more fluid these days, and many couples split the costs between themselves and their families more evenly.
Here is a generalized guide of the expenses each family undertakes when planning a wedding. Feel free to modify this list as it suits your own personal situation and use it as a guide when it comes time to develop your wedding budget.
The Groom's Expenses:
The Bride's Expenses:
Groom's Family's Wedding Expenses:
Bride's Family's Wedding Expenses:
Bridesmaids' Wedding Expenses:
- Tuxedos & Accessories
- Wedding Gift
- Travel Cost
- Bachelor Party
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