We’ve talked about The Numbers, but where does the money come from?! When Calculating Wedding Budgets Easily-Money these are the key things to consider.
Calculating Wedding Budgets Easily-Money
Traditionally, they say, a bride and her family pay for the wedding. But, today most people think the couple should pay for their own wedding. This is true especially if they have been on their own for a while. Money couples are delying getting married until they have established careers, etc.
Of course, family often will want to pitch in. Whatever they’re contributing it should be offered according to willingness and ability.
The following tips will help you with some more guidelines on who’s paying for what at your wedding.
The brides parents often pay for this, but anyone can host. The main thing is that the families get to meet and know each other better.
Some other items to consider:
- Planning expenses
- Bride’s dress
- Photographer and Cinematographer,
- Reception expenses
Someone might offer to pay for lodging for the bridesmaids. The bride might personally pay for the wedding flowers and other gifts.
The Groom’s Family
Traditionally you’ll see the groom and the groom’s family pay for:
- Corsages and boutonnieres for immediate family
- Lodging for groomsmen
- Occasionally even the costs of the rehearsal
Traditionally the groom is going to pay for the marriage license and officiant’s fees. He might also buy the bouquet for the bride. Additionally her engagement ring and wedding ring.
And don’t forget the honeymoon.
If need be I like it when the groom’s family offsets reception expenses. Again, if need be, they can purchase the alcohol. Or the groom’s family can pay for all the flowers. it just has to be a willing and comfortable arrangement.
But tradition could be totally out the window as the couple decide to pay everything on their own. Some couples are in that situation because of family dynamics. Others choose to do so, because they can and they want to. It’s their wedding.
That’s the second TAKEAWAY of Following The Money.
Next up: Schedule The Spending