Post # 1
So do you ladies know exactly what the grooms mom is suppose to pay for besides my bouquet and rehersal dinner? I have no idea about this stuff and she wants to help so i figured i better find out. The rehersal dinner that she will do is really inexpensive because we are just doing a bbq and my mom is actually helping pitch in for the food with her.
Post # 3
As far as I know, the only thing the groom’s family is responsible for is the rehearsal dinner.
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Post # 5
This is really up to you and your family and what everyone is able to contribute. There are no set rules. BUT.. traditionally the groom’s family pays for the rehearsal dinner, the bride’s bouquet, the officiant fee, and the bar tab. There is also a tradition that suggests that the groom’s family pays for the honeymoon but these days I think almost all couples pay for their own honeymoon.
Post # 6
Smyley’s site is a good starting point, however like she said, lots of people do things differently. My FILs are paying for the reherseal dinner, our reception, the favors, our centerpieces, my beauty stuff the day of, and other little things. However, that’s because my parents can’t help out much financially.
Post # 7
If you get a bridal to do notebook, they tell you everything that each person is supposed to pay for. But, a lot of people do it different. I know people that both sets of parents just pitched in for everything and jointly paid for it all. We are going more traditional and my parents are paying for the wedding, and his are for the reception and morning after brunch. We are paying for flowers and accessories.
Post # 8
Thanks ladies!! The reason i asked this question was because she asked me what wedding etiquettte said she was suppose to pay and i didn’t know.
Post # 9
my fiance’s parents just gave us a lump sum of money to do what we pleased with–including the rehearsal dinner. you could always go that route =p it works better for us this way.