Communication, cooperation, and realistic expectations are essential when you draw up your wedding budget.  The old rules are no longer hard and fast.

Traditionally, the bride’s family  undertook the cost of the wedding and the groom’s family was responsible for the rings and the honeymoon.

But now- a -days things  have changed. If the bride’s parents can not bear  the full cost of the wedding , the groom’s  parents may be willing to share a portion of the financial responsibility.  Then sometimes the bride and groom will even pay for their own wedding.

Early in the planning stage, it’s wise for both sets of parents to sit down with the engaged Couple to openly discuss expectations and financial constraints in order to forestall misunderstandings or resentment after arrangements have been made.

Below are some traditional guidelines for diving expense you may wish to think over:

The Bride and her Family:

a.) Wedding dress and accessories.

b.) Wedding invitations and stationary.

c.) Cost of ceremony :  rental fees, decorations and musicians .

d.) Cost of reception: caterers, hall rentals, musicians, flowers and decorations.

e.) Gifts for bride’s attendants

f.) Groom’s gift.

g.) Photography and videography of ceremony and reception.

h.) Groom’s riung.

i.) Transportation for bridal party.

j.) Fee for bridal consultant.

k.) wedding guest book.

They might also offer to pay for :

Accommodations for out-of-town guests ans attendants of bride.

 

The Groom and His Family:

a.) bride’s ring.

b.) Marriage license

c.) Rehearsal dinner.

d.) gifts for best man, groomsmen and ushers

e.) Formal wear rental.

f.)  Bride’s bouquet, corsages for mothers and grandmothers.

g.) Boutonnieres for groom’s attendants.

h.) gift for bride

i.) Fee for clergy-person j.) Honeymoon.

They might also offer to pay for :

Accommodations for out-of-town guests of the groom, groomsman and ushers.

Liquor at the reception.

Than I have seen where some friends and family will offer to help to set up tables and / or help with decorations. If someone in the family can make cakes , ask them if they would like to make yours.

 

So don’t be afraid to ask. All they can say is no.

I hope this was useful and don’t forget to send me your ideas, and I will try my best to help you .