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Choosing Your Wedding Date
The news of an engagement often come as a surprise for most, after the excitement, tears and warm congratulations, then comes the big question; when is the big day? As if you have had time to actually think of the details among all of your emotions and excitements.
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Your engaged, what a warm wonderful life long dream it has been, wow. During this time you will be faced with emotions, anxiety and excitement. Spreading the news to close family members first is the number one priority on your mind. Along with your jitters will come relief from sharing the excitement with others.

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Who Pays for What Traditionally

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Who Pays For What Traditionally

OK this is the event of your life, finance and budget is a thought that most couples try not to panic on but still keep control of. In most weddings there are certain customs that have somewhat become traditional in weddings all across the world. Some of these include special donations from family and friends or the bridal party and parents taking on the cost of various thing in the wedding. Here is a general run down of whom takes care of what.

  
THE GROOM
  • Gifts for his grooms men
  • Accommodations for out of town ushers and best man.
  • Gloves, ties, or ascots for men in the wedding party
  • Wedding gift for the bride.
  • The marriage license.
  • Flowers for the bouquets, Boutonnieres and corsages.
  • His wedding attire.
  • Fee for celebrant.
  • Blood test and physical examination
  • Wedding ring for the bride.
  • The honeymoon.
THE BRIDE
  • Personal stationary
  • Accommodation for out of town attendants
  • Wedding gift for the groom
  • Wedding ring For her groom
  • Blood test and physical examination
THE BRIDES FAMILY
  • Bridesmaid luncheon.
  • A wedding gift for the newlyweds.
  • Optional: rehearsal diner or any other expenses they elect to assume.
  • Their own wedding attire.
  • Brides wedding attire and trousseau.
  • The engagement and wedding photographs.
  • The entire cost of reception; food, wedding cake, beverages, gratuities for the bartenders and waiters, decorations, music, flowers, parking costs, and coat-check fees.
  • The wedding invitations, announcements, and mailing costs.
  • Bridesmaids bouquets.
  • Transportation for bridal party to the wedding ceremony and reception.
  • Ceremony: rental of sanctuary; fees for organist, soloist or choir, and sexton( sometimes included in charge for the premises if not, these people have set fees); aisle carpets and /or canopy; and any other additional costs for decorations.
     
GROOMS FAMILY
  • Optional: rehearsal dinner
  • Wedding gifts for the newlyweds.
  • Optional: rehearsal diner or any other expenses they elect to assume.
  • Any travel expenses and hotel bills they incur.
  • Their wedding attire
     
THE ATTENDANTS:
  • Wedding attire
  • The bachelor dinner
  • Wedding gifts for the couple.
  • Travel expenses
THE GUESTS:
  • Travel expenses
  • Wedding gift for the couple.

Keep in mind this is just a guideline, these are not set rules but are used to help you and your family decide who can help pay for what in a traditional way. Keep in mind not all families can be relied on for such large financial support.

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