(Closed) What is the groom’s family paying for?

posted 12 years ago in Money
  • poll: What is the groom's family paying for?

    Nothing, it's tradition for the bride's family to pay for the whole wedding.

    Just the rehearsal dinner

    Rehearsal dinner and tuxes

    A significant monetary contribution to wedding expenses, please say how much or what percent?

    Just the Honeymoon

    Rehearsal dinner, tuxes and honeymoon.

    Some other combination of the above, please explain.

  • Post # 92
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    not a damn thing!!!     

    Post # 93
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    they’re giving us a gift of $10,000 to spend how we choose.

    Post # 94
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I voted they paid for the Rehearsal Dinner. One other contribution that was signficiant, although not just for us, was to pay for airfare and the drive around a few friends, a grandmother, and an old lady friend. That was priceless.

    On the other hand, my parents gave us ~$500 plus wedding gifts and of course their own hard work to make things come together the day of. I used that toward my dress. We were planning to pay for it all ourselves.

    Post # 95
    12 posts

    Well at first they didn’t offer, but after I was “told” a small wedding was out the question. I decided that if they want it big…they can pay for the rest. Our initial budget is about 10k with us us saving and my mom helping but after the final guestlist (mostly thier family) I think they will at least have to contribute about $4000. if not a small wedding it is and we pay for it all.

    Post # 96
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Oh Lord. This has become a major bone of discontention between the fiance and his mother. His mother has not offered to pay for everything and is actually even  saying stuff like how inconvenient this wedding is for her, etc. She says she is going to help contribute toward the rehearsal dinner but to be quite honest, I am not holding my breath. *shrug*

    Post # 97
    1015 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We’re having a Mass and Reception back in Ireland after getting married in CT and they’ve offered to cover the occasion in Ireland.  I’m so grateful!!!

    Post # 98
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    They’re paying for flowers, the rehearsal dinner, and then giving us $3K in cash. 

    Post # 99
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    They’re paying for the Rehearsal Dinner and the bar.

    Post # 100
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I posted and said the Rehearsal Dinner earlier, but we have had a HUGE fight with his mom over the guest list and now his side isn’t paying for anything. *sigh*

    Post # 101
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    The mister’s mother is paying for the rehearsal dinner, and directing a small amount of funds toward the catering cost for the reception.

    Post # 102
    6659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    As far as I know, they are just paying for the rehearsal dinner. We are crossing our fingers that they will offer to help out with the honeymoon too, but obviously won’t say anything unless they bring it up.

    Post # 103
    364 posts
    Helper bee

    Our parents aren’t paying for anything. We’re doing it all. Ugh.

    Post # 104
    23 posts
    • Wedding: December 1969

    My fiancé’s family is paying for their travel expenses only, but just because they really can’t do more. My extended family and my parents’ friends represent more than half of the guests anyway.

    Post # 105
    10 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    FI’s grandparents are paying for the rehearsal dinner. We greatly appreciate everything anyone could contribute, but the majority of the cots will be covered by the budget my parents have provided. S

    Post # 106
    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    Nothing. Fi & I are paying for the entire wedding ourselves.

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