Traditional List of Who Pays for Which Wedding Expenses

Groom and His Family

Bride’s engagement & wedding rings
Groom’s wedding attire
Rehearsal dinner
Marriage license
Accommodations for out-of-town ushers
Alcohol at reception
Wedding gifts for the bride, best man & ushers
Flowers for the bride’s bouquet, corsages for the mothers & grandmothers
Boutonnieres for ushers, ring bearers & fathers
Officiant's feeHoneymoon & transportation to the honeymoon


Bride & Her Family

Wedding consultant’s feeInvitations, personal notes & mailing expense
Transportation for the wedding party
Wedding dress, headpiece & accessories
LingerieAttendants’ bouquets
Groom’s gift
Guest book
Cost of the reception
Cost of the ceremony
Photography & videography expense
Groom’s wedding ring
FavorsAccommodations for out-of-town bride’s attendants



Wedding attire; Bridesmaid dress, shoes & accessories
Travel costs
Shower & wedding gift for the couple
Shower given by bridesmaids &/or maid of honor



Wedding attire rental
Wedding gift for the couple
Travel costs
Bachelor party given by best man and/or ushers

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