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Who Pays for What?
   
Nowadays, there are no absolute rules about who pays for what. However, it is still helpful to know who traditionally assumes the various expenses. We cannot stress strongly enough how important it is to meet with your families at the beginning of your planning to determine a realistic budget and exactly who will be responsible for which expenses. This will ensure that there are no misunderstandings or hard feelings later. And remember, bills should be sent directly to the responsible party to avoid possible awkwardness in requesting money.

The Bride
� Wedding ring for the groom
� A wedding gift for the groom
� Presents for the bridal attendants
� Bridesmaids' luncheon
� Personal stationery
� Physical examination/blood test
� Accommodations for her out-of-town attendants (optional)
� Attendants' dresses (optional)
� Gift for parents (optional)

The Groom
� The bride's rings
� A wedding gift for the bride
� The marriage license
� Gifts for the best man and ushers
� Flowers: bride's bouquet and going-away corsage, corsages for mothers and boutonnieres for the men in the wedding party
� Accommodations for out-of-town ushers or best man.
� Blood test
� Fee for the officiant
� Transportation to airport
� The honeymoon
� Bachelor dinner (optional)
� Groomsmen's attire (optional)
� Gloves, ties or ascots for the men in the wedding party (optional)
� Lodging for out-of-town attendants (optional)
� Gift for parents (optional)

The Bride's Family
� First engagement party (optional)
� The wedding invitations, announcements, thank-you notes, programs and mailing costs
� The fee for engagement and wedding photographs
� Bride's wedding attire/trousseau
� Bridesmaids' bouquets
� Ceremony: rental of sanctuary, fees for organist, soloist or choir, and sexton (sometimes included in charge for premises) aisle carpets and/or canopy and any other additional costs for decorations
� Transportation for bridal party to the wedding ceremony and from ceremony to reception
� Gratuities to those directing traffic as well as parking costs and coat-check fees
� The entire cost of the reception: food, wedding cake, beverages, gratuities for the bartenders and waiters, decorations, music, flowers (flower girl, church, reception), photographer and/or videographer
� Parents' wedding attire
� Security and insurance for gifts
� A wedding gift for the couple
� Welcome buffet or cocktail party for out-of-town guests (optional)

The Groom's Family
� Engagement party (following party given by bride's parents)
� Any traveling expenses and hotel bills they incur
� Groom's personal stationery, thank-you notes
� Groom's wedding attire
� Parents' wedding attire
� The rehearsal dinner
� Wedding gift for the couple
� Shipment of wedding gifts to the couple's new home
� Welcome buffet or cocktail party for out-of-town guests (optional)

The Guests
� Traveling expenses
� Wedding gift for the couple

Bride's Attendants
� Bridal shower
� Bridesmaid's dress, shoes & hosiery
� Travel expenses
� Wedding gift for the couple

Groom's Attendants
� Bachelor party
� Formalwear rental
� Travel expenses
� Wedding gift for the couple

 

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