There are no set rules to follow when deciding who will pay for which wedding service. It will often depend on your circumstances and what you wish for your wedding day. Do try and arrange the best and most amazing day you can afford as the memories from your day can last a lifetime and you will be pleased that you did your best in future years.
If trying to keep to a smaller budget then its worth thinking about a midweek wedding as nearly all of the wedding services can be reduced in cost. Whatever you decide take your time and get lots of price comparisons before you book your wedding services.
Listed below are some links to websites that will guide you as to who pays for what, although do remember it is just a guide.
This website breaks down the cost of the individual services. Its surprising how quick they add up
A list of who traditionally pays for which services, plus other useful wedding related information
Planning And Ideas
This link details who pays for the modern wedding plus some other interesting links
Modern Wedding Bill
Another site with good info and other stuff related to planning your dream wedding
Who Pays For What ?
Traditionally, it used to be the bride’s family that would come forward to settle most of the bills, but nowadays the cost is much more evenly split. Any member of the family can now contribute to the wedding fund.
The simplest of civil marriages may cost around £50 but the majority of weddings will now cost between £5,000 to £15,000. Its amazing how it adds up so quickly when hiring the various services.
Its helpful to know early on if you are going to get financial help from your family so that you can budget your wedding plans.
You may be amazed that your family can help more than you expected, as they will probably have been saving some money aside knowing that your wedding day would eventually be here.