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Who Pays For What in a Wedding

Aug 7 2014 - 4:00am

We're way past the age where we have to stick to certain outdated rules when it comes to weddings, such as the bride's parents footing the bill for most of the whole wedding [1]. This tradition stems from the times when parents had to include a dowry to make the bride more attractive, since she won't be able to earn income. These days, many couples are splitting the costs evenly among themselves, with and without their parents.

Take a look at the traditional cost breakdown of a wedding [2] for reference. But keep in mind that no one is required to follow these rules — it all depends on your own situation.

Bride pays for:

Groom pays for:

Bride's family pays for:

Groom's family pays for:

Wedding party pays for:

Guests pay for:

Photo by Ashlee Raubach Photography [3] via Style Me Pretty [4]


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