What Does the Groom Pay for?
What costs are grooms and their families traditionally expected to cover? Because every couple and every wedding is unique, chances are that your expenses will differ from the following list. However, it should be a good starting point to begin planning your wedding budget.
- Bride’s engagement ring & wedding band
- The bride’s flower bouquet
- Boutonnieres for the groomsmen
- Corsages for the mothers and grandmothers
- Gifts for the groomsmen, ushers, and ring bearer
- Rental of the groom’s tux, shoes, and other accessories
- Rehearsal dinner
- The groom’s cake
- Marriage license and wedding officiant’s fee
- Wedding day transportation from the reception site to the hotel or airport
- The honeymoon and all travel associated with it
- Travel to and from a destination wedding
TMR Recommendation: It’s becoming much more common for couples to share wedding expenses. Talk with your fiancé, her family, and your family about who will be paying for what and how closely you’ll be following the traditional model.