(Closed) Have you heard of this “tradition”?

posted 7 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Have you heard of this as a common thing?
    Yes, of course - it's expected : (41 votes)
    12 %
    I've heard of it, but wouldn't say it's well known/common/a tradition/the norm : (122 votes)
    35 %
    Every couple splits the costs differently, you really can't generalize : (91 votes)
    26 %
    Never heard of it in my life. Your dad is crazy! : (87 votes)
    25 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Never heard of that.

    Post # 4
    1851 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’ve never heard that. I didn’t think traditionally speaking though that the grooms family paid for anything but the rehearsal dinner? I’m not sure though…nowadays most of the typical traditions don’t really apply.

    Post # 5
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    The only thing I have ever heard is that the bride’s parents are suposed to pay for the wedding.  (This isn’t my opinion, I am just saying that is the only thing money-related I have heard of being considered a tradition.)  Except the rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 6
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think now a days, anything can be done. But I have heard that the grooms family pays for alcohol, rehearsal dinner and honeymoon.

    Post # 7
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    It used to be the grooms family covered the rehearsal dinner, the flowers and the alcohol…. but these days things get split up every which way.   

    Post # 8
    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @HisIrishPrincess: I agree here, my FI’s family is covering the alcohol bill, as well as the rehearsal dinner. 

    Post # 9
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    That is the tradition I’ve heard but my fiance and I aren’t following it. Though his mom refuses to contribute “because its tradition for the bride’s parents to pay”… load of bull in 2011, if you ask me.. I’m not coming with a dowry

    Post # 10
    861 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think your dad may just be confused.  I’ve only heard that it is Tradition for the groom’s folks to pay for the rehearsal dinner. 

    Post # 11
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @ddw: I’ve heard of it. The brides family pays for everything and the grooms family pays for the alcohol and rehearsal dinner. Of course, this is when women didn’t go to college and just got married right after high school. 

    Post # 12
    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I haven’t heard about the alcohol being what the grooms parents pay for but traditionally the brides parents pay for the wedding and the grooms parents pay for the rehearsal dinner and the honeymoon. That doens’t mean that is how is should or has to be.

    Post # 13
    87 posts
    Worker bee

    Many moons ago the rehearsal dinner and bar tab were picked up by the groom’s family. At least here in Wisconsin. Times have changed and I think the days of set roles have also.

    Post # 14
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Ditto what HotPinkPopTart said…

    Post # 15
    929 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    never heard of it- only have heard of the rehearsal dinner!!

    Post # 16
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Traditionally: the groom’s family pays for the rehersal dinner & bar tab, the groom pays for the bridal flowers and honeymoon, and the bride’s family pays for everything else.

    Y’know, that whole dowry thing.

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