Who Pays For What in a Wedding?

Traditionally the brides parents would organise and pay for the wedding however nowadays the work and costs are spread, and the groom’s parents and the bride and groom themselves contribute. It is not unusual for the bride and groom to actually pay for the whole wedding.

Tradition says, the bride’s parents should pay for:

  • Press announcements.
  • Flowers for the church and reception.
  • Wedding clothes for the bride and her attendants.
  • Photographer and video.
  • Transport.
  • Reception.
  • Wedding Stationery.
  • Wedding Cake.

The groom should be responsible for:

  • All fees connected with the church (except flowers).
  • Bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids, flower sprays for both mothers, and buttonholes for himself and his attendants.
  • Engagement and wedding rings.
  • Presents for attendants.
  • Honeymoon, although brides often contribute.