Traditionally, in most cultures, the bride and her family pay all the wedding expenses.
However, since the average cost of a wedding today is $20,000, it is not unusual for the couple, the bride's parents, and the groom's parents to agree to share in the costs for the wedding.
Below is a list of wedding costs along with information on who might traditionally pays for what.
|Reception, Food and other Rentals||50%|
|Gifts & Favors||4%|
So, with a budget of $20,000, your breakdown costs would be:
|Reception, Food and other Rentals||$10,000|
|Gifts & Favors||$800|
Of course these costs will vary according to the area that you live in. But this breakdown will give you an idea of what to expect to pay for each aspect of your wedding.
It is very important when making your wedding budget that you prioritize what is absolutely essential for your dream wedding. Then know what you are willing to compromise on. Shop around and find the best deals for your budget.
WHAT THE BRIDE PAYS FOR
WHAT THE BRIDE'S FAMILY PAYS FOR
WHAT THE GROOM PAYS FOR
WHAT THE GROOM'S FAMILY PAYS FOR
WHAT THE ATTENDANT'S PAY FOR