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Nuptial planning These are what a bride, groom and their families should pay for in a wedding

These days many couples are splitting the bill between them and their families

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Bride and Groom play

Bride and Groom

Time has come and gone past the age  where everyone stick to a certain kind of rule when preparing for a wedding. Traditions like the only the groom or the bride's family footing the whole wedding bills.

These days many couples are splitting the bill between them and their families, especially when one earns more than the other.

PopSugar compiles a list of who should be paying for what in a wedding, but this depends on the financial situation of the people involved:

Bride play



Bride pays for:

  1. Groom's ring

  2. Wedding gift for groom

  3. Gifts for bridesmaids

  4. Bridal party luncheon

  5. Transportation for bridal party to wedding

Groom pays for the engagement rings play

Groom pays for the engagement rings



Groom pays for:

  1. Engagement ring and bride's wedding ring

  2. Wedding gift for bride

  3. Gifts for groomsmen

  4. Marriage license

  5. Officiant's fee

  6. Wedding wear

  7. Honeymoon

  8. Boutonnieres for groomsmen, fathers, and grandfathers

  9. Bridal bouquet

  10. Corsages for mothers and grandmothers

  11. Transportation for groomsmen to wedding

Bridesmaids play


(Na My Wedding)


Bride's family pays for:

  1. Engagement party

  2. Invites

  3. Wedding planner or coordinator

  4. Wedding dress

  5. Bridal party transportation to wedding

  6. Reception

  7. Vendors

  8. Ceremony

  9. Their own attire

  10. Gifts for the couple


Groom's family pays for:

  1. Rehearsal dinner

  2. Alcohol at the reception (optional)

  3. Their own wedding wear

  4. Gifts for the couple

Outdoors-Wedding-Ceremony play




Wedding party pays for:

  1. Their own attire

  2. Best man and groomsmen host the bachelor party

  3. Maid of honor and bridesmaids host the wedding shower and/or bachelorette

  4. Gifts for the couple

Wedding dance play

Wedding dance

Guests pay for:

  1. Their own attire

  2. Transportation

  3. Gifts for the couple

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