(Closed) Who pays for the flowers?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@celticbride:  I don’t think that the traditions regarding brides family paying for certain items and grooms family paying for the rest really holds up anymore. Most couples pay for their weddings themselves. My parents and FI’s parents are contributing, but they just gave cash and didn’t say what it was for.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I would pay for them yourselves and then if Father-In-Law offer money put it towards that. I think they tradiitonal things each family pays for is no longer applicable these days.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have never even heard that rule before. The tradition as I know it is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding and the groom’s family pays for the rehearsal.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve heard of the groom’s family paying for rehearsal dinner, flowers, rings, and sometimes alcohol.  However, unless they offer, I don’t think you can ask.  I’d say you should pay for it unless your Fiance tactfully brings it up to them.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had never heard of this before but this past weekend when I was with my fmil she said she would pay for all the flowers. We didnt ask her to or expect this from his family but it is greatly appreciated. I would just pay for flowers yourselves if his family didnt offer to pay for flowers.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve read in a couple of different places that the groom’s family is traditionally responsible for the flowers. I was surprised by that, too! We have it backwards, I guess. My mom is paying for flowers and his dad is paying for alcohol.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it all depends on were and how you grew up. In our family/circle the brides parents pay for the everything but the rehersal dinner,flowers, rings and marriage certificate.

This is what is happening in our situation except Fiance and I have payed for half of our rings and our favors, some wedding decorations and a few other smaller items

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