Post # 1
As i mentioned in another post, i moved to mexico to be with my fiance and im still surprised by some culture differences =)
i went wedding dress shopping with a few friends here and they asked what my dress budget was,so I said i had an overall budget but wanted to see approximately what the range of prices was for dresses in that shop/state before i knew how much money i should be allocating for the dress. but then they asked
“but how much is orlando giving you? he must have given you a budget??”
“er why? the budget is from my parents, orlando doesnt have specific ideas on prices of things i dont think”
“because he is the one who will pay for it…the groom *always* pays for the wedding dress” and then we both looked very confused at each other haha
Is this a country wide/cultural thing or a local thing?!
Post # 3
By tradition, the bride’s parents pay for the entire wedding. Being Hispanic, I have never heard of the groom having to pay for the bride’s dress. Maybe it’s different in Mexico. My best advice to you is to talk to your Fiance and see what he thinks. If he can afford and wants to pay for your dress then let him because it’s probably a traditional thing. If he gives you the go ahead to let your parents pay for it then go for it.
Post # 4
Its tradition for the man to pay for the wedding
the dress 50% of the time is included, it depends on the family
but 50% of brides pay for it themselves
that’s what they are incharged of.
Post # 5
Oh he has no problem with the idea of paying for it, actually thinking back he mentioned ages ago that he might see the dress before the wedding and when i asked why he said “because ill be in the shop paying for it of course” but i was a bit distracted at the time and our parents hadnt offered any help at that point
its unusual for me to hear of such a specific item that the groom pays but its very interesting!
Post # 6
Hello to all, I’m new at the site and have loved it, I was born and raised in Merida Mexico and can accurately confirm that YES it is a tradition for the groom to pay for the bride’s dress such as mine is doing for me 🙂 Initially it was customary for the bride’s parents to pay for all, but now a days it depends on budget and family and most young couples are doing their own wedding payments.
But although he pays for it, he does not get to see it before the wedding, that is a big NO NO here, takes all the fun about him not knowing what he is paying for jajaja.
Good luck on your wedding!
Post # 7
I am from Mexico. Yes by tradition the groom family pays for the dress and the church. The bride family for the rest. However in modern Mexico the couple pays for everything.