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Who's hosting? Who's paying for the wedding?

Clíodhna, on October 8, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 1 97
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Traditionally, the bride's parents used to host the whole wedding and foot the bill. This tradition has gone by the wayside in recent years and more couples are paying for their own weddings.

Who's paying for your wedding? Your parents? You and your fiancé(e)? Or are several people chipping in?

Who's hosting? Who's paying for the wedding? 1

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Latest activity by Anna, on April 3, 2020 at 3:30 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    My FW and I are paying for the wedding entirely.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    My parents are paying for the venue, catering and my dress. We are paying for the photographer, DJ and anything else. My FFIL is paying for the rehearsal dinner and 2-3 kegs of beer for the wedding.

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    My husband and I paid for everything except my parents insisted on paying for the rehearsal dinner (because that’s the only thing we hadn’t paid for in advance). 😊
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  • Ivy ORP
    VIP October 2019
    Ivy ORP ·
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    We are paying for everything.

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  • Rachel
    Dedicated October 2019
    Rachel ·
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    My parents helped by paying for the venue. Everything else we are paying for.
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  • Karissa
    Dedicated August 2020
    Karissa ·
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    We’re paying for everything except the flowers, which my fiancé’s parents are paying for
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  • Rebecca
    Super January 2020
    Rebecca ·
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    My parents are paying for our caterer and flowers (they're the same vendor) and my FH and I are paying for the rest (for the most part). My FH's parents are traditionally paying for the rehearsal dinner and the alcohol!

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  • Jill
    Expert April 2020
    Jill ·
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    My FH and I are paying mostly for the wedding. His parents offered to cover food cost recently and the reception is in their backyard.

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  • Vivian
    Devoted August 2021
    Vivian ·
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    Me and my FH are paying for EVERYTHING it's best we do it alone lol less complaints from parents
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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera ·
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    Our parents are each contributing an equal amount, and we are covering whatever is more than that budget. My parents are paying for my dress and accessories, and we are paying for the honeymoon ourselves.

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  • Ashley
    Dedicated January 2021
    Ashley ·
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    We are hosting in the city we live in and we’re paying for everything except my future inlaws want to pay for the rehearsal dinner.
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  • Laura
    Master October 2019
    Laura ·
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    My FH and I are. We're an older couple, I turned 50 this past weekend, and he's 54, so we're fine with it

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  • Crystal
    Devoted September 2021
    Crystal ·
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    My mom and dad are paying for the big ticket items and we are paying for the extras
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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    FH and I are paying for it. His parents have offered to reimburse floral and pay for rehearsal dinner. Mine gave $500 toward whatever needed.

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    We paid for it ourselves even though our parents both offered
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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    My parents are paying for almost everything, and my MIL's are paying for the things the groom's family "traditionally" pays for.

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  • Shelby
    Expert November 2020
    Shelby ·
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    My fiancé and I are paying for everything except my dress, my mom chose to pay for that.
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  • Kilaun
    Savvy April 2021
    Kilaun ·
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    My fiancee is paying for the wedding.
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  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
    Amanda ·
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    My parents paid for the majority of the wedding. My FH & I paid for a few smaller items.
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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    H & I paid for the majority of our wedding but both sets of parents did help us out.

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