A guideline on who pays for what
Courtesy of Amelia Bride’s
The Brides Father Pays For…
- Invitation Cards – the bride and the bride’s mother address and mail the cards.
- The venue.
- All catering excluding the beverages.
- Wedding cake.
- Any additional staff employed at the reception, i.e. barman and waiters.
- Photographer and Videographer.
- Flower arrangements for the church and the reception.
- The bride’s outfit; dress, shoes, tiara, etc.
- In some circumstance accommodation for the Bride’s Attendants.
- Fees to traffic officers if needed.
The Bride Pays For….
- A gift to the bridegroom.
- The bridegroom’s wedding ring.
- Gifts to people who assist in the organizing.
- Her own medical checkup and blood tests.
The Bridegroom Pays For….
- The bride’s bouquet and bouquets for the bride’s attendants.
- Corsages for the bride and groom’s respective mother’s, and buttonholes for the bridegroom, bestman and the two fathers.
- The church (the minister, the organist and the hiring of the church).
- Gloves and ties for the men.
- Hiring of wedding car.
- His own wedding outfit.
- Gifts for the Bride’s Attendants (the bride chooses).
- Engagement and wedding rings for the bride.
- Honeymoon (cost can be divided with bride if so agreed).
- Gift for the bride (according to tradition it is usually a delicate piece of jewelry, i.e. A gold watch or gold chain).
- The bridegroom has to send a telegram to the parents of the bride a day after the wedding.
The Bridegroom’s Parents Pay For…
- Beverages at the reception.
- Own accommodation if needed.
- A celebratory meal before the wedding.