The bride's parents traditionally pay for:

· Invitations, including printing and postage
· Order of service sheets
· Any other wedding stationary
· Bride's dress and all accessories, including shoes, hair, make-up etc.
· The attendants clothing
· Transport for the bride
· Flowers for the church
· Music for the ceremony
· Photographer
· wedding reception
· Wedding cake
· Gratuities etc.
The bride Usually chooses gifts for her attendants, however as a gesture they are usually paid for by the groom. The bride will also pay for her going away outfit and sometimes a gift for the groom.

The groom and Family traditionally pays for:

· The engagement and wedding rings
· Any engagement announcement
· All personal flowers of the bridal party
· Fees and expenses for the church or registry office
· The grooms hire and his attendants
· Transport for himself
· Gifts for the attendants
· The honeymoon

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While this is what traditionally happened, there is no hard and fast rule that says it must be like this. Work out with your fiancée who is paying for what. You should feel comfortable with whatever you decide. If you feel uncomfortable asking your parents or other family members to contribute a lot of money, talk this through and try to reach an amicable agreement between everyone.

The run up to the wedding is very stressful and while you may be excused for losing your cool sometimes, your family and your new family will be around after the wedding and will remember all that you have said.