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Brides Wedding Expenses

Here is the traditional list of expenses expected to be paid by the bride's family:

·        The engagement party.

·        The wedding gown and trousseau.

·        The cost of a wedding consultant, if one is hired.

·        Wedding invitations/announcements/ceremony programs, etc.

·        Rental of the ceremony and reception sites.

·        Decoration of both sites.

·        Fees for the musicians.

·        Transportation of the bridesmaids to the ceremony and reception.

·        The entire cost of the reception, including the cake, food, beverages, caterer's fees, tips, etc.

·        All photography, including the bride's engagement photograph.

·        Lodging for the out-of-town bridesmaids.

·        All flowers (except for those worn by the bride, groom, groomsmen, parents, and grandparents)


Traditional expenses of the groom and his family

·       The bride's rings.

·        The marriage license.

·        The clergyman's fee.

·        Rehearsal dinner/party.

·        His wedding attire.

·        Gifts for the best man, groomsmen, and ushers.

·        Boutonnieres for the groom, the best man, his
attendants, both fathers, and grandfathers.

·        The bride's bouquet and going-away corsage.

·        Corsages for both mothers and all grandmothers.





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