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Who Pays For What

Today there are no absolute rules about who pays for what, in regard to wedding expenses. The following list indicates the traditional assumption of expenses. The Bride, Groom, and parents should meet to discuss who will pay for what at the beginning of the wedding planning to determine a realistic budget and exactly who will be responsible for which expenses so there are no misunderstandings or hard feelings later. (Keep in mind that today, the groom's parents and/or the couple themselves usually help to share the wedding expenses.)

Sample Wedding Budget Worksheet



Bride's Family

Groom's Family

Attendants/Wedding Party


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