The question of who will pay for the wedding is a question that many future couples face when planning their celebration. Traditional and modern views differ here. Individual agreements are therefore essential.
A wedding can sometimes be very expensive. It should therefore be clarified as early as possible whether family members would like to assume part of the planned costs.
– In the past, it was common practice for the bride’s parents to cover a large part of the costs incurred by the wedding. This was partly due to the fact that on average bridal couples married much younger than today and therefore had little money at their disposal. In addition, young women generally did not earn their own money.
– However, the assumption of costs also meant that the family often had a greater say in the implementation of the wedding.
– Nowadays it is rather unusual for the parents to pay for the entire wedding. Nevertheless, they are usually happy to contribute to individual cost items. Paying for the wedding dress is very popular: the mother or father is often happy to accompany their child to the fitting of the dress and would like to be part of this special experience.
– The groom and his family used to be only sporadically involved in the payments for the celebrations. Traditionally, however, the groom paid for the bouquet and wedding rings. The wedding rings in particular, which sometimes have a huge impact on the wedding budget, are now usually selected and financed together.