Ooooooh, just read your UPDATE.
As one of The Hive’s resident “Etiquette Snobs… lol”, I can say that what you’ve done is make an inappropriate assumption.
Not sure where you got your Info, but it is SOMEWHAT inaccurate.
Traditionally the Groom alone (or the B&G in modern times) pay for the Honeymoon.
BUT as it is usually considered to be on the Groom’s List, sometimes his Parent’s will help out in regards to this expense
Here is a list of Traditional Expenses for the Groom side
The Groom / Grooms Family would pay for the following items:
* Bride’s Engagement & Wedding Rings
* Groom’s Gift to the Bride
* Groom’s Attire
* Groom’s Gifts to His Attendants
* Ties & Gloves for the Groom’s Attendants, if not part of the Clothing Rental… OR if the Groom wants something specific that would cost extra.
* Bride’s Bouquet (can differ by local custom**)
* Bride’s Going Away Corsage
* Bouts for the Groom’s Attendants
* Corsages for Immediate Family Members of both Families (can differ by local custom**)
* Officiant’s Fee and / or Church Donation
* Transportation & Lodging Expenses for the Officiant (if from out of town or invited to officiate by the Groom’s Family)
* Marriage License
* Transportation for Groom & Best Man to the Ceremony
* Expenses of the Honeymoon
* All Costs of the Rehearsal Dinner
* Accommodations for the Groom’s Attendants (Best Man, Groomsmen / Ushers)
* Bachelor Dinner for the Attendants (if the Groom wishes to have one)
* Transportation & Lodging Expenses of the Groom’s Family (if required)
** When it comes to Traditional Etiquette… Flowers sometimes are ALL picked up by the Bride’s side… as the Bride’s side is responsible for more of them overall (Church Decor – Reception Decor – Bridesmaids Bouquets).
Hope this helps,