Crystal Palace Catering | Money Matters
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Money Matters

Traditionally the Bride’s parents pay the majority of the wedding expenses. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for a couple to pay for the wedding themselves or share the expenses with both of their parents. As with all relationships, communication is the key.

Discussing all the expenses and coming to an agreement that’s best for all parties concerned minimises stress on relationships, as the subject of money can be a very sensitive area.

The following is just one example of the break down of costs associated with the wedding, as well as the parties responsible for each cost.

The Bride

  • A wedding ring for the Groom
  • A wedding gift for the Groom
  • Gifts for her attendants, Bridesmaids and Maid of Honour

The Groom

  • An engagement ring for the Bride
  • A wedding ring for the Bride
  • A wedding gift for the Bride
  • Gifts for his attendants and Groomsmen
  • Suit hire for himself
  • Wedding transportation
  • The Bride’s bouquet, the Bridesmaid’s bouquets, corsages for the Groomsmen and boutonnieres
  • The celebrant and any ceremony fees

The Bride’s Parents

  • An engagement party for the couple
  • Any wedding announcements made in newspapers
  • A wedding gift for the newlywed couple
  • The reception hire including catering, alcohol and beverages, decorations, flowers and entertainment
  • Invitations, thank you cards and mailing costs
  • The wedding cake
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • The Bridal gown and accessories
  • Flowers and accessories for the Bride’s attendants, Bridesmaid and Maid of Honour
  • Bonbonniere costs
  • Accommodation for guests from out of town or overseas

The Groom’s Parents

  • A wedding gift for the newlywed couple

The Bridal Party

  • Bridal showers
  • Hens Night and Bucks Night festivities and celebrations
  • A wedding gift for the newlywed couple
  • Bridesmaid and Maid of Honour dresses
  • Suits for Groomsmen