Who Pays for What? | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

Now WHO Pays for What?

Congratulations you’re engaged! Now … who is supposed to pay for what?
It’s the side of weddings that no one really talks about, everyone tries to keep the payment responsibilities hush-hush. It’s a conversation best had at the beginning of your wedding planning process, where all parties [both your family and his] can come together and talk about what everyone is willing [or capable] of paying.
There isn’t a formula for payment responsibilities, and there certainly isn’t a “normal” scenario. However, there is a list of traditional responsibilities that is a great place to start the conversation.
So You’re Engaged … Now Who Pays for What?
Brides Payment Responsibilities:
– Grooms Ring
– Bridesmaid Gifts
– Groom’s Gift
– Parent’s Gifts
– Bridesmaid Hair & Makeup for the Day-Of
Bride’s Family Payment Responsibilities:
– Wedding Invitation Suites [including Save-the-Date, Invitations, thank you cards, Menu’s, Programs, etc.]
– Engagement Party
– Wedding Planner [The Bridal Solution, llc.]
– Bridal Gown and accessories
– Bridal Luncheon
– Bridesmaid Bouquets
– Ceremony & Reception Florals
– Ceremony & Reception Site and Decor
– Entertainment for Ceremony & Reception
– Food for Reception
– Photographer
– Videographer
– Wedding Cake
– Transportation
– Vendor Gratuities
– Post-Wedding Brunch
Groom’s Payment Responsibilities:
– Engagement & Wedding Ring for Bride
– Bridal Bouquet
– Gift for the Bride
– Groomsmen & Usher Gifts
– Marriage License
– Officiant Fee’s
– Groomsmen Boutonnieres
– Groom’s Attire and accessories
– Honeymoon [includes transportation]

Groom’s Family Payment Responsibilities:
– Rehearsal Dinner Food & Beverages
– Wedding Attire
– Wedding Gift
– Reception & Cocktail Hour Beverages
– Groom’s Cake
– Groom’s Family Out-of-Town Guests Accommodations if Needed
Attendant Payment Responsibilities:
– Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
– Bridal Showers
– Wedding Gifts
– Their Own Wedding Day Attire

Again, these are traditional financial responsibilities, and in today’s world, when it comes to planning a wedding, anything goes! If you would like more information on Who Pays for What or would like to schedule a meeting with April to discuss your upcoming wedding, please email April at yourperfectdayllc@gmail.com

Thanks to The Bridal Solution for this helpful article


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