For a wedding, the groom traditionally is responsible for the marriage license, fees of the person that officiates, the bridal bouquet, bride's wedding ring, gift for the bride and boutonnieres and gifts for his groomsmen. After the wedding, the groom also usually pays for the honeymoon.Continue Reading
The groom's family pays for the rehearsal dinner and the corsages given to immediate female members of the families, such as mothers and grandmothers.
The bride usually pays for the groom's ring, his present and the gifts and flowers of her bridesmaids. The bride's family pays for the reception and are traditionally the hosts of the wedding. Expenses associated with photographs, videos, music and bridal party transportation are also the responsibility of the bride's parents.Learn more about Weddings
Traditionally, the bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen all sit at the head table at a wedding. The maid of honor sits next to the groom, and the best man sits next to the bride. The rest of the wedding party alternates in a male-female pattern.Full Answer >
In a guest book, guests should write their name as well as a congratulatory or well wishes statement, share special memory or provide marriage advice for the bride and groom. Guest books used to just be simple books for the guests names and addresses. In more modern culture they have become as unique as the couples themselves.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the going rate for a wedding gift of cash is $150; however, if the bride or groom is a family member or close friend, guests may want to increase the cash gift if finances allow. A more extravagant and expensive wedding may merit a higher dollar amount.Full Answer >
For a wedding, parents of the bride or groom often give a significant household item, such as a bookshelf, coffee table or dining table. Dining room wares, including formal flatware, wine glasses and family heirloom china are appropriate. Pieces from the couple's chosen china pattern also make good presents.Full Answer >