Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Look at What the Grooms Family Pays for in a Wedding

When it comes time to dishing out the money for the wedding, the bride’s family pays to the bulk of it. However, there are a few things that the groom’s family does pay for. In this article we take a quick look at what the grooms family pays for in regard to a wedding. Of course, when it comes to what the grooms family pays for, each wedding is a bit different and there can be a variation in who pays for what at any given time.

The groom, himself, is responsible for the engagement and wedding rings for his beloved. He is also responsible for the marriage license, his own attire, accommodations for the groomsmen, minister’s fee, gifts for his wife and groomsmen, and sometimes the bride’s bouquet, the mothers’ corsages, and the men’s boutonnieres.

In some instances, if the bride and groom are marrying at an older age they will personally cover more of the wedding expenses. Additionally, if the parties to a wedding agree, what the groom’s family pays for may be expanded beyond what might otherwise normally be expected. In any event, there are some “things” that a groom’s family does tend to pay for more often than not.

When it comes to what the grooms family pays for, the groom’s parents tend to pay for their own attire, traveling expenses and accommodations. They also pay for the groomsmen’s accommodations if the groom doesn’t pay for them, as well as a present for the couple. Most recently they have started paying for the rehearsal dinner as well. While this is more of a traditional breakdown, these types of arrangements don’t always exist. As mentioned before, there can be some flexibility in what the grooms family pays for on any given occasion.