Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday Etiquette Question

Question: What are the financial responsibilities of the groom's family?

Answer: Traditionally, the hosts of the wedding were the bride's parents and they picked up a majority of the financial responsibility. The groom and his parents were responsible for:
The engagement and wedding rings
The boutonnieres and bride's bouquet
The transportation from the reception/ceremony
The honeymoon
A wedding gift for the bride
The marriage license and any other legal or official fees
The officiant's fee
Flowers for both mothers
Housing for his out of town guests
The rehearsal dinner

But, times are changing! Many couples are contributing financially to their wedding or paying for it all. These are just the items that are traditionally paid for by the groom and his parents. The key is to make sure that everyone contributing is comfortable with the agreed upon terms and that the final decision should be that of the Bride and Groom.

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