What does the groom traditionally pay for?
Although these days couples tend to split the wedding bill evenly (or head to the bank of mum and dad), there are traditional rules when it comes to who pays for what. There’s a lot of conflicting information online when it comes to these categories, but we’re in agreement with etiquette experts Debrett’s when it comes to our list – and as they’ve been the go-to source for etiquette since 1769, we think you’re in pretty safe hands! Here’s what the groom would traditionally pay for…
- The groom’s suit and accessories
- The best man and ushers’ suits
- The transportation to the ceremony for the groom and best man
- The transportation from the reception for the bride and groom
- The ceremony fees
- The hire of the church, including organist, bell-ringers etc
- The cost of the register office, or other venue fees
- The honeymoon, including passports and visas, any jabs, flights and accommodation
- Engagement and wedding rings for the bride
- Presents for the ushers, bridesmaids and best man
- The wedding night hotel
Want to know what everyone else is paying for? Find out here!