(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 # 122
    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    With my wedding day less than a year away, my future in laws have discussed their contribution to our wedding expenses. They have offered to pay for the rehearsal dinner, and open bar for the reception. They have also offered at this point to chip in more, but assured us that the rehearsal dinner and booze would be taken care of. With our small budget for our wedding, we are grateful for any contribution at this point. So lucky to have wonderful future in laws!

    Post # 123
    141 posts
    Blushing bee

    Not a single thing.

    And my mom is all i really have on my side but she offered to take care of my centerpieces and make my nieces their flower girl dresses. 🙂

    Post # 124
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I can’t vote. They’re not paying for anything, but it’s not because my family is covering it. Fiance and I are footing the whole bill ourselves.

    Post # 125
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Since my fiance is a only child, his parents are paying for most of the wedding. They paid for the venue, honeymoon, 1/2 the deocrations, day of insurance, alcohol/drinks. My parents paid for my dress and cake and my fiance and i are paying/paid for everything else

    Post # 126
    1199 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    FH’s parents aren’t really able to contribute to our wedding financially.  However Future Mother-In-Law has a stationary business and has been (so far) taking care of our needs.  So far this was just note cards/envelopes for thank you notes and STDs.  For each item, we have asked what we owe, and Future In-Laws say don’t worry about it, so I assume for now that will be the same with the invitations.

    We aren’t doing a rehearsal dinner at all, but FH and I are paying for a post-wedding brunch for family and Out of Town guests.  Otherwise its my parents covering most everything else (with FH and I paying for various odds and ends plus our honeymoon).

    Post # 127
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Well, the groom’s parents are paying for the rehearsal dinner and maybe the alcohol.

    His grandma, however, is paying for 2/3 of the rest of the wedding expenses. She’s wealthy. My parents are paying 1/3, are not wealthy but gave each of their 3 girls a chunk of change this year to spend on whatever we wanted.

    FH and I anticipated pre engagement to pay for the whole shebang, so it was a lovely surprise for our families to step in and give us our dream wedding!


    Post # 128
    65 posts
    Worker bee

    i put nothing, but i dont feel as if that is tradition. They are just really bad with money – even borrowing money from Fiance although they make more than us.

    Post # 129
    2194 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Just the rehearsal dinner. My parents are paying for everything else. Honestly, it kind of bothered me that FI’s parents didn’t even consider offering to help out. The Rehearsal Dinner will be nice, but only because Fiance and I planned it. I will admit that I was not as cognizant about price because I was annoyed about the whole thing.

    Post # 130
    1457 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    FI’s parents offered to pay for the rehearsal dinner, flowers, and open bar. We are so grateful for that (and so are my parents!) 

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