(Closed) grooms mom pays for what?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

As far as I know, the only thing the groom’s family is responsible for is the rehearsal dinner. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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.

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