Time when strict rules are in place for whoever pays for the wedding is gone. But if you are still a protagonist of tradition, or just interested in how it is, we have prepared a brief overview for you.
Nowadays, most of the fiances who have been living in a common household for many years and earn, almost pay all the costs themselves. The exception is, for example, students or those who don´t have so much money and must ask for family help. In dividing the wedding budget don´t forget about the financial situation of families and adapt your ideas to your options. Decide how great a wedding you want to have and who you really want to invite to. Ride your heart, you don´t have to get used to traditions. But important is that the wedding doesn´t mean that you go into the common life with debt.
And who really pays? And for what ?
Family of bride
The bride’s family has traditionally been involved in most wedding cost. Whether it’s a wedding dress for a bride or an engagement party. She is also responsible for sending wedding invitations and also for example floral decorations (including cars), wedding photographer’s, wedding cake, and food at a wedding reception.
Family of groom
The groom’s family has a little less worrying about the cost. Their responsibilities include, for example, paying or contributing to the honeymoon of newlyweds, providing cars and their decorations, as well as drinks and music at a wedding reception. It is also customary that “hard” alcohol pays only to a certain amount of parents, and then everyone orders it for their own. They also provide the newlyweds with a wedding gift.
Costs for the bride include the groom’s ring, a wedding gift for the groom, and a bridesmaid gift. Previously, she also pays the cost of accommodation for guests from afar.
The groom is in charge of much more than the bride. He should pay for items from the engagement and wedding rings for the bride, over the wedding bouquets and the bundles to the small attention for his witness. He should also prepare a ransom for a “kidnapped” bride. There are also wedding fees and honeymoon costs.
The wedding budget, and who will have a share in it, of course, can be adjusted according to your wishes and financial possibilities. Part can also cover wedding gifts, which are often also given in financial form today. A part of wedding festivity can be also an auction. A single auctioneer is selected and will auction the garter bride.The person who offers the most can personally undress the garter from the leg. The auctioned money is given to the bride and the decent auctioneer will return the garter. It is important, to settle everything in advance in order to avoid later inconveniences and disagreements in families.