(Closed) Who pays for the flowers?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Who traditionally pays for the flowers?
    Bride's Family : (6 votes)
    67 %
    Groom's Family : (3 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 4
    235 posts
    Helper bee

    My Fiance parents offered to pay for the booze and rehearsal dinner, which I thought was more than generous, I thought they only paid for the Rehearsal Dinner… Good luck!

    Post # 5
    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I read somewhere that the groom’s family is supposed to pay for the bride’s flowers. This shouldn’t be a sticking point though. My parents are paying for them.

    Post # 6
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I choose “none of the above”. It’s just one budget. The flowers come out of said budget. Each family gives as much as they do or don’t want, and then you go from there. We paid for a little over half of our wedding, with the groom’s family giving over 1/3, and my family the last bit.

    Post # 7
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    About.com says the bride’s family does. http://weddings.about.com/cs/flowers/f/whopays.htm

    Here’s a list: http://ourmarriage.com/html/who_pays_for_what.html

    i’ve heard it both ways though. And this consultant says groom’s family pays: http://www.topweddingquestions.com/forum/Wedding_Flowers_C6/Wedding_Flowers_F21/Does_the_groom_pay_for_wedding_flowers_P13290/ as does this list: http://weddings.weddingchannel.com/wedding-planning-ideas/groom-advice-tips/qa/what-does-the-groom-traditionally-pay-for.aspx?MsdVisit=1

    A few websites also said the groom’s family pays for the boutonniers while the bride’s side pays for the bridesmaids bouquets and bridal bouquet

    Is that a good compromise?


    Post # 8
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My understanding is that tradition states the the groom’s family pays for the brides bouquet.  I believe they also traditionally pay for the groom’s bouteniere (sp?) plus boutenieres for the groomsmen and ushers (and potentially the mothers’ corsages).

    The bride’s family then pays for the bridesmaids bouquets, any other floral decor at the church and reception, centerpieces, etc.

    My mom and Future Mother-In-Law read up on a ton of wedding tradition / ettiquette books prior to the wedding and this is what they determined from all of their various books and research and this is what we did for my wedding.

    Post # 9
    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Traditionally I think the Brides parent’s pay for everyting except the rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 10
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    The Groom’s family pays for the bridal bouquet and then all of  the groom and groomsmen’s flowers.  The bride family pays for everything else (bridesmaid bouquets, centerpieces, church decorations, etc)

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