we are again!! And guess what we're going to talk about
AGAIN!! Money, Money, Money. That's right, more money
talk. We can't stress enough how important it is to budget
your money. So even though we have developed a fairly
comprehensive budget under the Brides' Day Planner section,
we still want to give you an idea of what you should consider
yourself responsible for so that you can have some idea
of what YOUR budget should be. SO HERE GOES NOTHING!!
expenses from flowers to food
bride's engagement and wedding ring.
wedding gift for the bride - this is not an absolute requirement,
but it's a nice old tradition that allows you to let her
know how special she really is. The gift should be chosen
with thought and care, with a sense of timelessness to
it. Don't buy her the old standby, like perfume, lingerie,
etc. Be original!! You are also responsible for the gifts
for each of your Groomsmen.
bride's bouquet, the bride's going-away corsage (only
if she is planning on wearing a going away outfit), corsages
for the immediate family members and boutonnieres for
own tuxedo, whether you rent or buy, and the ties, gloves,
and cumberbunds for the attendants if they are not included
with their outfits.
for out-of-town groomsmen and for yourself, if necessary.
Transportation for you and your groomsmen to the ceremony
and the same for your parents.
is generally thought that the groom is responsible for
the cost of the marriage license and the officiants fee.
whole shibang is your responsibility honey, so be sure
to make it a time you'll never forget!
course, the above are just general guidelines and every
couple will make their own decisions on who is responsible
for what. We actually think it is easier to first find out
what you can afford together and then just go ahead and
plan everything coming from the one budget, but whatever
works best for you and your lovely bride! TOODLES!