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Bridal Tips

Listed below are the usual expenses of a wedding and the parties traditionally responsible for them. Depending on where you live and your family traditions, there will be variations. This will give you a starting point to work with

EXPENSES - The Bride and Her Family

  • Bridal consultant or secretarial services
  • Invitations, announcements, postage
  • Wedding dress and accessories
  • Floral or other decorations for ceremony and reception
  • Bridal bouquet, bridesmaids flowers, corsages, etc.
  • Photography - formal and candid
  • Videography
  • Music for ceremony
  • mony and reception
  • Transportation of bridal part to ceremony and to reception
  • All reception expenses
  • Bride's gifts to her attendants
  • Bride's gift to groom
  • Groom's wedding ring
  • Fee for services performed by sexton
  • A traffic officer, if necessary
  • Accommodations for bride's attendants, if required
  • Bridesmaids' luncheon, if one is given by the bride.
  • If needed, rental of awning for ceremony entrance and carpet for aisle
  • Transportation and lodging expenses for pastor or rabbi if from another area and if invited to officiate by the bride's family

 

EXPENSES - The Groom and His Family

  • Bride's engagement and wedding rings
  • Groom's gift to his bride
  • Groom's gifts to his attendants
  • Boutonnieres for the groom's attendants
  • Ties and gloves for the groom's attendants, if not part of their clothing rental package
  • The bride's bouquet in areas where local custom requires it
  • The bride's going-away corsage
  • The minister's or rabbi's fee or donation
  • Expenses of the honeymoon
  • All expenses of the rehearsal dinner, if one is held
  • Bachelor dinner, if he wishes to give one
  • Accommodations for the groom's attendants, if required
  • Corsages for immediate members of both families unless the bride has included them in her florist's order
  • Transportation and lodging expenses for groom's parents
  • Transportation and lodging expenses for pastor or rabbi if from another area and if invited to officiate by the groom's family

EXPENSES - Bridesmaids/Honor Attendant

  • Apparel and all accessories
  • Transportation to and from the location of the wedding
  • A contribution to a gift from all the bridesmaids to the bride
  • An individual gift to the couple
  • A shower and/or luncheon for the bride, if given

EXPENSES - Ushers/Best Man

  • Rental of wedding attire
  • Transportation to and from the location of the wedding
  • A contribution to a gift from all the groom's attendants to the groom
  • An individual gift to the couple
  • A bachelor dinner, if given by the groom's attendants

EXPENSES - Out-of-Town Guests

  • Responsible for their own transportation and lodging.
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