Who Pays For What?

Who Pays For What?
A Breakdown of who pays for what for the wedding

A Breakdown of who pays for what for the wedding

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Additional tidbits:


  • All attendants pay for their own clothing (including shoes).

Pre-wedding Parties

  • Bride or groom’s family plans and hosts engagement party; if there is more than one, bride’s family hosts the first one.
  • Groom’s family plans and hosts the rehearsal dinner.
  • Bride plans and hosts bridesmaids’ luncheon.
  • Groom hosts and plans bachelors’ dinner.
  • Maid of honor and bridesmaids host shower.
  • Best man and ushers host bachelor party.
  • Friends may throw additional engagement parties or showers.


  • Bride and family pay for wedding transportation of bridal party to and from ceremony and reception.

Read more: Who Pays for What in a Wedding http://wedding.theknot.com/getting-engaged/engaged/articles/wedding-budget-who-pays-for-what.aspx#ixzz2nlN27Go1

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