Friday, June 29, 2007


Today most couples usually pay for their own wedding with some contributions from families. The average wedding budget will consist of spending anywhere from $5,000- $25,000 - (depending on your venue, honeymoon, decor and size of the event).

As planners we would also like to inform you that a planned out wedding 24 months to 12 months is an idea time. Although we have planned many weddings in a month's time frame .

#1 fact - You need to have a budget that is a must.

#2 fact - Set up an account for just wedding activities.

Both parties need to contribute at lease the same amount to the account every time you get paid.

The account is to be put in both names and to be used for wedding and honeymoon expenses only.

"""Remember This is not The I need this account....""""

(hint, nice pair of sandals, need my nails done or, oh I had to get my hair done). Or (hint, new 22's, video games, nor the new I Apple (phone), or whatever your friends have told you that you need to check out..... )

Just in case you did want a break down of who pays for A Traditional Wedding here we go!!!!

The Wedding Gown, Headpiece & Accessories --The Bride's Family

The Wedding Ring for the Bride --The Groom

The Wedding Ring for the Groom --The Bride

Wedding Gift for the Groom --The Bride

Wedding Gift for the Bride --The Groom

Bridesmaid Gifts --The Bride

Groomsmen/Usher Gifts --The Groom

Bride's Bouquet --The Groom

Bridesmaids Bouquet-- The Bride's Family

Mother's Corsages-- The Groom

Grandmother Corsages --The Bride's Family

Groom's Boutonniere --The Groom

Groomsmen Boutonnieres --The Groom

Father's Boutonnieres --The Bride

Usher's Boutonnieres --The Groom

Ceremony/Reception Flowers --The Bride's Family

Altar Baskets/Arches --The Bride's Family

Canopy/Carpet/Candleabras --The Bride's Family

Rented Items for Wedding --The Bride's Family

Rented Items for Reception --The Bride's Family

Invitations/Announcements --The Bride's Family

Wedding Programs --The Bride's Family

Napkins/Matches/Favors The Bride's Family

Marriage License --The Groom

Church Fee --The Bride's Family

Clergyman/Officiant Fee --The Groom

Musician/Soloist --The Bride

Reception Hall --The Bride's Family

Catered Reception/Professional Services --The Bride's Family

Wedding Photography --The Bride's Family

Video Photography The Bride's Family

Orchestra/Band/ DJ-- The Groom's Family

Wedding Cake --The Bride's Family

Grooms Cake --The Groom's Family

Rehearsal Dinner --The Groom's Family

Bridesmaid Luncheon-- The Bride

Bachelor Party --Best Man/Groom's Attendants

Bachelorette Party --Matron/Maid Of Honor

Wedding Breakfast-- The Bride's Family

Bridal Brunch-- The Bride's Family

Bridesmaid's Gown-- Bridesmaid's

Maid of Honor Gown --Maid of Honor

Matron of Honor Gown-- Matron of Honor

Best Man Formal Wear --Best Man

Usher's Formal Wear -- Usher's

Groomsmen's Formal Wear --Groomsmen

Father of Bride Formal Wear-- The Bride's Family

Father of Groom Form Wear-- The Groom's Family

Grooms Formal Wear --The Groom's Family

Children's Formal Wear --The Children's Parents

Limousine Service-- The Groom

Honeymoon Arrangements --The Groom

Travel Expenses to the Wedding --The Out-of-town Attendant or Family

Accommodations for out-of-town Guest --The Brides Family

****Now as stated before this was Traditional Wedding Etiquette "Who Pays For What". *****

In today's world I will repeat usually the couple pays for everything with a little help from family members.

(next ...Who is Responsiblity for What).

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