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When you get married who is suppose to pay for it??


Asked by LiLJeni at 8:50 PM on Jul. 13, 2010 in Relationships

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  • Now days YOU. Use to be the brides parents.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:54 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I'm a wedding planner... Traditionally, here's who pays for what...

    Grooms Wedding ring & his gift
    Her Personal Stationary
    her required tests & physical (if needed)
    gifts for her party members & rooms for her out of town attendants

    Marriage License
    Brides Flowers
    Flowers for both mothers
    Gifts for his attendants
    lodging for his out of town attendants
    his medical tests & physical (if required)
    fees for the officiate
    HIS attire
    The Honeymoon

    Grooms Parents:
    Rehearsal dinner
    gifts for bride & groom
    their own lodging & travel
    their own attire

    Their own wedding clothes
    Their TRAVEL costs
    Gifts for bride & groom

    Brides Parents:
    Flowers & Decorations (including Attendant Flowers)
    Brides wedding day (and night) attire
    ceremony & reception site rental
    food, bever

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:09 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Now days, you do. People are getting married later now, after establishing careers. The brides parents used to do it for tradition and the grooms family did the rehersal and rehersal dinner.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 8:55 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • The happy couple.

    Answer by musicmom08 at 8:56 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • It cut off my answer... here's the rest

    Bride's parents:
    food, beverage & tips for caterers/servers/bartenders
    invitations/announcements & postage
    lighting/tenting/chairs & other rentals

    Now, this is the TRADITIONAL layout. Depending on the family, financial ability and the couples lifestyle this can and should change to fit your needs!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:14 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I don't know who is supposed to but my parents paid for the majority of the wedding and my husband's dad took care of the rehearsal dinner.

    Answer by KJohnson4762 at 8:52 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Tradition says the brides family except for the rehersal dinner. Now days it's pretty much who ever can afford it.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:52 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I think every culture is different . in mine you usually get close family members to contribute of coarse if they want to or the parents.

    Answer by mommyof2chasmin at 8:53 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • we had to pay for our own but the tradition is what itsmesteph said I wish we were that lucky to have a nice wedding that someone paid for.

    Answer by britni11 at 8:53 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Traditionally, (in days of old) it was the bride's father/family that paid for the wedding, but the groom's parents paid for the rehersal dinner In modern times, that is no longer the norm. There are some brides families that will pay for the wedding, but I know most of my friends paid for their own.

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:54 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

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