Post # 1
I have been seeing many mixed things about what traditionally the groom’s family pays for. I am assuming this might also be different based on geographic locations and cultural differences. Also as a side note I am just asking this because I am curious to see the differences in people’s views. I know that “no one is required to pay for anything, and if someone wants something for their wedding they should pay for it their self”. Just thought I would throw that out there since I can already see the comments coming addressing that! 😛
Post # 2
We had no expectations but my in laws insisted on paying for the rehearsal dinner Since it was tradition.
Post # 4
I’ve heard rehearsal dinner & alcohol, oh and her wedding band (and she buys his). I’ve also occasionally heard that the grooms side gets the cake, but I think that’s more traditionally done in places where a grooms cake is common (which is bought by the bride’s side).
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
We had no real financial obligations of his family to pay because we were paying for everything ourselves. His family paid a portion of my dress actually and that was a welcome contributions. Traditionally Groom’s family pays rehearsal dinner.
Post # 6
Traditionally the groom’s family pays for the rehearsal dinner, and any other parties associated with the wedding, as well as the alcohol at the wedding. However, nowadays most grooms’ families only remember the “tradition” of the bride’s family paying for the wedding, somehow.
Post # 7
I’ve heard that the groom’s family pays for rehearsal dinner and bride’s bouquet.
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Post # 8
In the US I would say that the grooms family “traditionally” pays for the Rehearsal Dinner. Of course as you know this depends on all kinds of things. If the grooms family has more means or has a huge family and therefore is causing the wedding to be large they might pay for the wedding entirely or half of it. Or if the groom’s family is broke they might pay for nothing!
Post # 9
It really depends on where you are from. There are so many different traditions around the world.
Post # 10
To which I reply, yep, and Emily Post, 1929, says groom pays ALL expenses from the minute they leave the church. All of honeymoon and new life together.
Post # 11
Really? NIce, haha. I guess that’s TRADITION, tradition.
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2015 - Winery
In my family, we don’t do rehearsal dinners. Rehearsals, yes, but not dinner with it. They insisted on having it and paying for it. They called it “tradition”. That was it for that.
Post # 13
I think traditonally, they pay for the rehearsal dinner and booze. My in laws said they would pay for whatever my family did not pay for. So they paid for rehearsal dinner, booze, flowers & DJ