Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New Poll: Who is paying for the wedding?

In this week's poll tell us who is paying for the wedding. More and more couples are contributing to their wedding costs these days taking the burden off of the bride's parents. In addition, I'm also seeing more groom's families taking the lead role financially as well. Traditionally, wedding costs are divided as follows:

Bride's Responsibility
  • Wedding ring for the groom
  • Wedding gift for the groom
  • Gifts for bridal attendants
  • Personal stationary/Thank you notes
  • Guest book

Groom's Responsibility

  • Marriage license
  • Bride's engagement ring and wedding band
  • Gift for the bride
  • Rental of formal wear
  • Gifts for attendants
  • Bride's bouquet
  • Boutonnieres for self and attendants
  • Corsages for mothers and grandmothers
  • Officiant's fee
  • Honeymoon
Bride's Family
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Wedding Consultant
  • Engagement party
  • Wedding invitations, announcements, and postage
  • Ceremony fees
  • Bride's gown & accessories
  • Entire reception: rentals, caterer, wedding cake, decor, tips, and takes
  • Music (ceremony & reception)
  • Flowers (ceremony & reception
  • Bridal Luncheon
  • Father's boutonniere
  • Transportation

Groom's Family

  • Wedding gift for couple
  • Wedding attire/travel expenses
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Assists groom with his financial responsibilities if needed
Bridal Party
  • Bridal Shower
  • Their wedding attire & accessories
  • Traveling expenses
  • Gift to the groom/bride
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette party
  • Individual gift to the couple

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