Bridal Etiquette
Who Pays for What?



Who pays for what? As times change and customs evolve, bridal etiquette is itself a marriage of respect and courtesy for the entire wedding party.


So when a question of bridal etiquette arises, your guide should always be to consider the feelings of those affected.


A guideline to help structure your wedding. As every wedding it different some of these points may not apply to your event, in which case only consider those that reflect your plans and discard the rest.

bridal ettiquette money

The Bride & Groom

The following are the expenses the Bride and Groom pays for:

- Bridal attire and accessories
- Brides Engagement ring
- Brides Wedding ring
- Bridesmaid Gifts
- Bridesmaid Luncheon
- Bridal attendants gifts
- Wedding Gift for Groom
- Groom's wedding ring
- Marriage Licence
- Fee for clergyman
- Medical Visit for Bride
- Wedding consultant

Bride's Maids & Matron of Honor

The following are the expenses the Bride's Maids pays for:

- Hens party
- Maid of Honor Gown
- Matron of Honor Gown
- Bridesmaid's Gowns
- Gifts for Couple

The Groomsmen & Ushers

The following are the expenses the Groomsmen/ Ushers pays for:

- Bachelor Party
- Best Man Formal Wear
- Groomsmen's Formal Wear
- Rental or purchase of wedding attire
- Bucks party
- Usher's Formal Wear
- Wedding gift for the wedding couple

The Brides Family

The following are the expenses the Bride's Family pays for:

- Bridal Brunch
- Bridesmaid Bouquets
- Catered Reception
- Ceremony/Reception Flowers
- Church Fee
- Father of Bride Formal Wear,
- Bridal bouquet, bridesmaid's bouquet,
- Corsages and boutonnieres for family
- Invitations/Announcements
- Candelabras
- Musical Entertainment
- Musician
- Band/DJ
- Videography
- Photography
- Reception Hall Fee
- Transportation of bridal party from ceremony to reception
- Wedding Favours, Bomboniere
- Wedding Gown/Headpiece/Accessories
- Wedding Programs

The Grooms Family

The following are the expenses the Groom's Family pays:

- Engagement party
- Groom's Cake
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Father of Groom Formal Wear
- Assist the Bride's family with reception cost
- Share the cost of Videography and photography



 

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