“Wedding Wednesday” – Who pays for what?

As a wedding coordinator, I usually either get asked this question and/or I usually end up letting the bride and groom know the answer to this great wedding question of questions!  So…Who pays for what?  money.jpg

The Bride’s Family:


  • Wedding gown, headpiece, and accessories.
  • Bridesmaids bouquets
  • Grandmothers corsages
  • Ceremony/reception flowers
  • Alter baskets/arches
  • Canopy/carpet
  • Kneeling bench/candelabras
  • Rented items for wedding
  • Rented items for reception
  • Invitations/announcements
  • Wedding programs
  • Napkins/printed items
  • Church fee
  • Musician/soloist
  • Church janitor
  • Reception hall fee
  • Catered reception/professional services
  • Wedding photography
  • Videography
  • Orchestra/Band/Dj
  • Wedding cake
  • Wedding favors
  • Rice bags, etc.
  • Wedding breakfast
  • Bridal brunch
  • Father of the bride formal wear


The Groom’s Family:


  • Groom’s cake
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Father of the groom formal wear



The Bride:


  • Wedding ring for groom
  • Wedding gift for groom
  • Bridesmaids gifts
  • Medical Visit – if needed
  • Bridesmaid luncheon
  • Accommodations for out of town guests



The Groom:


·        Wedding ring for bride

  • Wedding gift for bride
  • Groomsmen/usher gifts
  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Mother’s corsages
  • Groom’s boutonnieres
  • Usher’s boutonnieres
  • Marriage License
  • Medical visit for groom – if needed
  • Clergyman/officiant fee
  • Gloves, ties, ascots for attendants
  • Limousines service
  • Honeymoon arrangements



The Best Man and Grooms Attendants:


  • Bachelor Party
  • Their own formal wear
  • Gift for the couple



The Bridesmaids:


  • Bridesmaid gowns
  • Gift for the couple


The Children’s Parents:


  • The children’s formal wear
  • Gift for the couple














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