Families that follow the traditional wedding customs typically divide the cost of the wedding in a specific way. Many times couples prefer to split the costs differently, but some still rather do it the old fashioned way. Below I have outlined the traditional division of costs.


– Grooms wedding Band
– Gift for the Groom
– Gifts for her wedding attendants
– Gown, Accessories and Shoes
– Wedding Planner
– Bridesmaids Luncheon


– Brides engagement and wedding rings
– Gift for the Bride
– Gifts for his Groomsmen
– Marriage License
– Officiant Fee
– Tuxedo, Accessories, Shoes
– Groomsmen Boutonnieres
– Honeymoon and Travel Expenses

Bride’s Family 

– Invitations and Announcements
– Transportation for the Bridal Party
– Reception
– Flowers for Ceremony and Reception
– Photographer and Videographer
– Band or DJ

Groom’s Family 

– Rehearsal Dinner


– Attire, accessories and shoes
– Wedding Gift
– Bachelor/Bachelorette
– Bridal Shower

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