Who pays for the Wedding?
Traditionally, the bride’s parents pay for the wedding and the groom’s parents pay for the rehearsal dinner. In 2009, nearly 2010, this tradition is welcome to be followed but has also been cast aside. It is now equally as likely for a groom’s parents to cover the entire wedding tab as it is for the bride and groom to pay for the wedding together.
It is best to decide who is paying for the wedding in advance. Knowing who will write the down-payment and final checks will relieve a frantic scramble in the midst of planning and during the wedding reception. Additionally, knowing who will be paying for any piece or pieces of the wedding will allow you to create a budget that accommodates those who will be contributing financially.
Couples who are looking to foot the bill on their own can also look into taking out a loan for their wedding as well as wedding insurance. Though your wedding day should not start your life together in debt, if you need a little extra help to make your wedding dreams come true, it is an option. Wedding insurance is also an option for couples, or those paying for the wedding, to purchase in the event the wedding has to be cancelled, rearranged or modified for any reason.
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