Traditional Wedding Expenses Covered by the Groom

 grooms wedding expenses photo credits April + Paul

A common question I get asked by parents of the groom is: “What are the traditional wedding expenses covered by the groom and their family?”

Although, a lot of couples getting married today are already established in their careers and are able to help pay for part (or sometimes all) of the wedding, or have help from both the bride and grooms family.  Some couples may have a grandparent donating to the wedding budget or other family member.  

what do grooms traditionally pay for

According to Emily Post, of the Emily Post Institute: “Up to 70 percent of weddings are paid for by the couple themselves, or by some combination which may include the couple, the bride’s parents, and the groom’s parents. If the costs are being shared, communication is the key to keeping harmony. Any discussion about money should be both dignified and candid.”

Traditional Wedding Expenses Covered by The Groom (and his family)

  1. Bride’s engagement and wedding ring
  2. Groom’s attire
  3. Marriage license
  4. Rehearsal dinner 
  5. Officiant’s fee or donation  (plus lodging expenses if from another town and invited to officiate by the groom’s family)
  6. The bride’s bouquet
  7. Groomsmen and ushers boutonnieres
  8. Corsages and/or nosegays for mothers and grandmothers
  9. Groom’s gift to the bride
  10. Gifts for the groomsmen and ushers
  11. Gift for the groom’s parents (optional, but usually done)
  12. Honeymoon expenses
  13. Transportation from the reception to the honeymoon
  14. Accommodations for the groom’s out-of-town attendants (optional)

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Collinsville, Mississsippi Wedding | Pine Forest Baptist Church + Soule Steam Works | Cady + Ben

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This was one of the most emotional and sweetest weddings we have done in a long time. There are so many weddings that are just about the party (and that’s ok!), but this one was different in so many ways.  From the bride’s brother performing the ceremony, to the groom surprising the bride by playing guitar and singing the father/daughter dance.  Then singing to the bride… there was not a dry eye in the room!  It was the sweetest thing I had ever seen!  

Although it was a happy day for the couple, it was a sad day as well.  The grooms mother passed away unexpectedly just a few weeks before the wedding leaving the bride and groom and his family devastated. 🙁   I knew their wedding day was going to be full of emotions, but thankfully they had a lot of friends and  family there supporting and loving on them.
Here’s a few of my favorite photos from the day.  Enjoy!   (isn’t Cady gorgeous!!  So photogenic!)

VENDORS:  Photography: Holly Letkiewicz Photography   ///  Florist + Day Of Coordinator:  Southern Productions  ///  Ceremony Venue:  Pine Forest Baptist Church   ///  Reception Venue:  Soule Steam Feed Works  /// Caterer:  Squealer’s  ///  Cakes:  Church Street Cakery  ///  Stationery:  Generations Fine Paper & Gifts 

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Cady and Ben decided not to see each other before the ceremony; however, they did exchange gifts and prayed together without seeing each other face to face.  

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To honor Ben’s mom during the ceremony, Cady placed a pink garden rose in her seat when she walked down the aisle.  You can see the rose laying beside the groom in the photo below taken after the ceremony.

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What are the Grooms Flower Expenses?

Grooms Flower Expenses

photo credit – April + Paul

I am often asked what flowers the groom is expected to pay for.  

Here is a quick reference that list the 4  Flower Expenses for Grooms

  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Boutonnieres for groomsmen/ushers
  • Corsages or nosegays for mothers
  • Corsages or nosegays for grandmothers

When I prepare floral proposals for couples, I always prepare two separate proposals – one for the brides florals and one for the grooms florals.  Some bride’s families will request just one proposal with everything combined; especially if they feel the grooms family may not be aware of this tradition.

A lot of groom’s and their parents simply do not know they are responsible, or expected to cover any flowers associated with the wedding day.  This was not a common thing in the past.  

At Southern Productions, we provide our couples with a checklist upfront on who pays for what, so there is no confusion from the beginning.  We send the groom a copy of his responsibilities and will be in contact with his parents (with the permission of the bride and/or groom) as well.  We like to take that burden off the bride and her parents so everyone can enjoy the months leading up to the wedding instead of worrying about asking uncomfortable questions!

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photo credit – April + Paul

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Valentine’s Day Flowers | Meridian, Mississippi

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Here is our 2017 Valentine’s Day Flower Collection available for delivery in Meridian, MS | Collinsville, MS |  Bailey, MS | Newton, MS | Union, MS, etc

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