What Do We Pay For?

A general guide: who picks up the tab at a modern-day wedding.


    A general guide: who picks up the tab at a modern-day wedding. For more dollar decorum, see our Winter issue – on shelves Monday, July 7!

    The bride and groom

    • Bride and groom’s wedding rings
    • Bridal gown and accessories
    • Suit hire for the groom
    • Gifts for the bridal party, guest favours
    • Bridal party’s bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres
    • Stationery
    • Photographer
    • Cake
    • Marriage licence fee
    • Honeymoon

    The bride’s and groom’s families

    • Celebrant or minister
    • Reception venue, food and drinks
    • Flowers, music and transport

    The wedding party

    • Bridesmaid and groomsmen outfits
    • Hen night hosted by maid of honour or bridesmaids
    • Stag night hosted by best man


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