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Financial Responsibilities...

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While generations ago the bride's family has traditionally paid all wedding expenses, consider the times.  When a wedding consisted of a ceremony at the family church with cake and punch in the fellowship hall. No dancing, no meal, and few frills.  With today's extravagant affairs weddings easily max out credit cards, empty savings accounts and parents find themselves with 2nd mortgages to pay for the 'dream' wedding.  That being said, it is much more common AND appropriate for families - including the bride and groom themselves - to share costs.

Communication, cooperation, and realistic expectations are essential when you draw up your wedding budget.

When you draw up the budget, be communicative, realistic and cooperative. If the bride's family cannot bear the bill, the groom's parents may be willing to share a portion of the financial responsibility. There are also expenses that the bride and groom might assume, further relieving financial pressure.

Following is the usual division of nuptial expenses. However, there are times when practicality must reign. Tradition frequently bows to whomever is willing and able to pay the bill!

BRIDE:
Wedding gift for groom
Wedding ring for groom
Gifts for attendants
Personal stationery
Lodging for out-of-town attendants
Physical examination
Luncheon for bridesmaids

BRIDE'S FAMILY:
Reception
Wedding gift for newlyweds
Brideís wedding attire and trousseau
Invitations, announcements, and postage
Engagement and wedding photographs
Rental of wedding site
Organist, soloist, and sexton fees
Aisle carpets and/or canopy, and any decorating costs
Bridesmaidsí bouquets
Flowers for reception
Transportation for bridal party to ceremony and reception
Security and insurance for gifts (optional)

GROOM:
Wedding gift for bride
Wedding ring for bride
Marriage license
Gifts for attendants
Bridal bouquet and going-away corsage
Boutonnieres for all men in wedding party
Mothersí corsages
Physical examination
Gloves, ties, or ascots for attendants
Lodging for out-of-town attendants
Fee for clergy or judge
Honeymoon
Bachelorís dinner (optional: may be assumed by best man and ushers)

GROOMíS FAMILY:
Wedding gift for newlyweds
Rehearsal dinner (optional)
Their own expenses for clothing, travel

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