Who pays what wedding expenses

 Who pays for the wedding expenses?  Below is a listing of who traditionally pays for the wedding expenses.  Each situation is different and times are changing so this is just a guide.

What does the Bride pay for?

Groom’s wedding ring

Groom’s wedding gift

Bridal attendant gifts

Wedding dress and accessories

Alterations to wedding gown

Brides hair and makeup

Wedding coordinator

Bridal luncheon


What does the Groom pay for?

Bride’s engagement and wedding ring

Bride’s wedding gift

Gifts for the groom’s men

Marriage license

Officiates fee

Groom’s attire

Boutonnieres for groom’s men

Honeymoon expenses


What does the Brides family pay for?

Wedding invitations and announcements

Ceremony fees

Transportation of bridal party from ceremony to reception

Wedding reception

Wedding Cake

Flowers for ceremony, reception, bridal bouquet,

bridesmaids’ bouquet, corsages and boutonnieres for family



Musical entertainment


What does the Groom’s family pay for?

Rehearsal dinner

Boutonnieres and corsages for immediate family members


What do the Attendants pay for?

Rental or purchase of their wedding attire

Travel expenses to and from wedding city

Wedding gift for the wedding couple

Bridal shower

Bachelor and bachelorette party