Traditionally the cost of the wedding was split between the Bride’s parents and the Groom. As women have become more independent and financially secure, the current trend is for the Bride and Groom to pay for as much as they can, with help from both families as and when appropriate. This can vary greatly as to each person’s financial status and the requirements of the wedding itself.
The Bride’s parents traditionally pay for the following:
The dresses for the bride and her attendants
All flowers except the bouquet
Transport for the Bride, her family and her attendants