Everything You Need to Know Before Purchasing Wedding Invitations

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Who Pays? (continued)

You can also refer to traditional guidelines on how to break down costs:

Bride and Her Family

  • Coordinator
  • Stationery (invitations, announcements, etc.)
  • Bride's gown and accessories
  • Bride's parents' formalwear
  • Floral arrangements for ceremony, reception, bouquets for bride, bridesmaids and flower girls
  • All fees for reception
  • Transportation for the bridal party to and from the ceremony
  • Engagement photos, wedding photos and video
  • Gifts to bride's attendants
  • Bride's gift to the groom
  • Groom's wedding ring
  • Bridesmaids' luncheon

Groom and His Family

  • Engagement party
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Boutonnieres for the groom's attendants
  • Groom's formalwear
  • Groom's parents' formalwear
  • Corsages for immediate family of both parties, best man, and ushers
  • Bride's engagement and wedding rings
  • Marriage license
  • Officiant's fee
  • Honeymoon expenses
  • Groom's gift to the bride

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