Our society has become much more casual than past decades. With the introduction of a more casual lifestyle, more and more traditions have been relaxed when it comes to weddings. Destination wedding are hot. Casual weddings in unique settings are very popular. With all these changes in wedding locations and styles, it's not as clear as going to the chapel to get married with the bride's family paying for almost everything.
More couples are paying for their own weddings, so the rules are really up to you. More grooms’ families are sharing the costs. It's up to you, your groom and your families as to who pays for what. The best thing to do is once you've set a date, talk to your husband-to-be and your individual families about yours, his, and their contributions. This may be a difficult conversation, but it's an important one. It's important to be up front and honest about money in marriage, and now is a great time to get started.
Here's a guide to the traditional wedding and who pays for what, just in case you need a reference.
The Bride's Family
The Groom's Family
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