Tradition once dictated that the bride's family handled all of the wedding expenses. Today, the expenses may be shared by the bride's family, the groom's family and the bride and groom, thereby taking some of the pressure off of the bride's family.
The expenses that were traditionally shared by the bride's family follows.
Groom's wedding gift
Groom's wedding ring
Gifts for bride's attendants
Lodging for bride's out-of-town attendants (optional)
Invitations, announcements, ceremony programs, and postage
Rental costs of the chapel or sanctuary
Soloist, sexton and organist fees
Aisle runners for the church
Transportation for the bridal party to and from the ceremony and reception
Flowers for the ceremony
Wedding gift for the bride & groom
Compiled by the Special Event Network Staff
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