(Closed) Grooms Family pays for….

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

there are a couple different variations on this tradition, so different sources might tell you different things.  That being said, they almost all agree that the Rehearsal dinner is traditionally financed by the groom’s family.  Other variations sometimes include the bar tab, and I’ve even heard of the honeymoon as being included under the “groom’s family” responsibilities. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@WolvLove: The etiquette I have heard is the Groom’s family pays for the rehearsal dinner.

 

Some others I have heard is they also pay for the band, but I’m not sure how common that one is.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I know they cover the rehearsal dinner & I think the honeymoon too… not sure about the bar tab

I thought that the Brides family pays for all of the reception… thus the toast to the Grooms parents at the rehearsal & toast to the Brides parents at the reception.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think its best to go forward with an open mind and not have any expectations of anything from them unless they specifically offer. I dont think it really matters what the etiquette is, because each family has a different financial situation.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow! Honeymoon and RD? Now THAT would have been nice!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Mrs. Meowerson: i’ve heard all of these too – and actually my sisters husbands family did all of these for them.. But you are right the most commonly agreed upon is the grooms parents paying for rehearsal dinner

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Just_Squeeze: Haha I hear you!

It is definitely best not to go in with any expectations.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My groom’s family isn’t paying for a single thing… so I’d go ahead and assume you’re not going to see a dime from anyone, plan your wedding to your budget, then be pleasantly and graciously surprised if funds do come.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Traditionally it is the grooms dinner that the grooms parents pay for.  But as other PP have said go with an open mind. My Darling Husband parents just gave us the money and we used it to pay for whatever we needed it for.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My mother can’t afford to pay for anything and my Fiance’s family doesn’t plan on paying for anything as far as I know.  If they do pay that would be nice but I am not expecting it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have also heard they or the groom are responsible for the bride’s bouquet, but not sure how much that one is followed. It kind of sucks that a lot of it the bride’s side is responsible for–it’s a wedding for BOTH!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

In our wedding, the grooms family is paying for the rehearsal dinner and the bar tab. I find it a little unfair since they invited soooo many people and my parents have to pay for the rest but what do I know right? : )

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