According to the tradition the bride's family borne major part of the wedding expenditure. This trend resulted in the grave financial stress for the bride’s parents, while benefiting the groom's family. Hence the marriage finances consists major part of financial planning of the families looking ahead towards a wedding. To begin event planning of wedding, you must learn how much money each family and the bride and groom can chip in, hence you know what kind of wedding you can go ahead with.
Expenses Borne by the Bride’s Family:
The tradition expected the bride's family will pay the expenses of services and goods as follows. Wedding decoration is paid by the bride’s family. The expenses on the bridal wedding dress, make-up artist, engagement party , reception, gift for the couple, bouquets of the bridesmaids, wedding flowers, and the lunchon was paid by the bride’s side. A parent of the bride doesn’t have to feel bad even if they can’t pay for the entire wedding. It is not expected in modern times. Even if marriage and religion go hand in hand, outlook of today’s couples is changing for best.
Expenses Borne by the Groom’s Family:
The groom's family traditionally bears the cost of travel and accommodations for the groom's family, rehearsal dinner, wedding gift for bride and groom and honeymoon. Groom hosts and plans bachelors' dinner. Moreover, corsages for grandmothers and mothers, boutonnieres for men and bride's bouquet and going-away corsage are all paid by the Groom and his family.
Groom and/or his family pay for both of the bride's rings, celebrant’s fee and marriage license. It must be kept in mind that weddings which are smaller tend to be cheaper and formal large weddings would be more expensive
Modern Trends in Wedding Expenses:
As the times are changing, it is a practice that instead of burdening one family with whole expenses of a wedding, now both the families, and occasionally the bride and groom share the cost of wedding event planning. The trend includes payment of entire wedding. The costs are divided evenly among the bride's family couple and the groom's family while the each family pays the expense for the number of guests it invites. The ideal way to agree about payment is for concerned and the couple and families to sit together and engage in an open discussion about what everyone can afford to pitch in. Here common sense is deciding factor of the finances and tradition takes the backseat, it depends on the financial conditions of concerned parties.
When a working and older couple is involved, they are likely to have some money saved and will accept paying for part of cost of wedding. If the bride and groom are older, as many couples are these days, they may each have been working for five years or more, have some money saved, and be perfectly willing to pick up some of the tab. Also, Saving on Wedding Cost consultation will guide in cutting of costs for everyone. Some of the families and couples may think they want the best of everything. For fulfilling their dreams, they may even opt for a wedding loan if they can't pay for the same.