Who pays for what?

When you start planning your wedding, one of the most important things to discuss is the wedding budget. How much are you and your fiance able to spend? What do your parents plan on contributing? Are his parents able to chip in?

The following info can be used as a guide to help you determine what to ask for or how to allocate your families' funds. Whether you follow traditional etiquette or not, this info is also a reminder of the costs associated with a wedding and some of what needs to be accounted for in your budget.

Who pays for what?

Bride's Family
Engagement Party
Stationery and Postage
Bride's Attire
Ceremony Fees
Ceremony Musicians
Transportation of Bridal Party
Flowers for Ceremony and Reception
Flowers for Bridesmaids and Flower Girls

Groom's Family
Rehearsal Dinner

Groom's Ring
Make-up and Hair
Housing for Out-Of-Town Attendants
Presents for Her Attendants
Guestbook and Accessories (Cake Knife, Ring Pillow, etc.)

Bride or Her Family
Bridal Consultant
Valet or Parking Fees
Bridesmaid Luncheon
Boutonnieres for Fathers and Grandfathers

Bride's Rings
His Attire
Marriage License
Officiant's Fee
Bride's Bouquet
Flowers for Mothers and Grandmothers
Boutonnieres for Himself and Attendants
Presents for Attendants
Housing for Out-Of-Town Attendants

Bridal Party
Their Own Attire
Bridal Shower
Their Own Travel Expenses

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