(Closed) Traditionally what does the groom's familly pay for?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We had no expectations but my in laws insisted on paying for the rehearsal dinner Since it was tradition.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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iluvu30319:  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).

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Bumble bee
  • 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. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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.

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Buzzing bee

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iluvu30319:  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
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Busy bee

It really depends on where you are from. There are so many different traditions around the world. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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jess9090:  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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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juanita.kelly.9:  Really? NIce, haha. I guess that’s TRADITION, tradition.

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Helper bee
  • 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.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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

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