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Wedding season is in full swing now that Spring has arrived!

That means tons of planning, purchasing and deciding who is paying for all of those purchases!  It kind of depends on you, your fiance and both of your families actually.  I know for me, my now-husband and I paid for almost everything, with my Mom and my Mother-In-Law helping out where they could.  If you’re planning to do things in a traditional way and are unsure who is financially responsible for what, PopSugar did an article on this very topic, so this can help!

Bride pays for:

  • Groom’s ring
  • Wedding gift for groom
  • Gifts for bridesmaids
  • Bridal party luncheon
  • Transportation for bridal party to wedding

Groom pays for:

  • Engagement ring and bride’s wedding ring
  • Wedding gift for bride
  • Gifts for groomsmen
  • Marriage license
  • Officiant’s fee
  • Wedding wear
  • Honeymoon
  • Boutonnieres for groomsmen, fathers, and grandfathers
  • Bridal bouquet
  • Corsages for mothers and grandmothers
  • Transportation for groomsmen to wedding

Bride’s family pays for:

  • Engagement party
  • Invites
  • Wedding planner or coordinator
  • Wedding dress
  • Bridal party transportation to wedding
  • Reception
  • Vendors
  • Ceremony
  • Their own attire
  • Gifts for the couple

Groom’s family pays for:

  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Alcohol at the reception (optional)
  • Their own wedding wear
  • Gifts for the couple

For the full list on who pays for what, go to PopSugar.com, and happy planning!

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