There are no hard and fast rules to follow when deciding who should pay for which wedding supplier. It all depends on individual circumstances and what you expect for your wedding day. Do try and achieve the best day you can afford as the memories can last forever and you will be glad that you did in years to come.
If trying to keep to a low budget then you might consider a midweek wedding as nearly all of the wedding services and suppliers will be happy to reduce the cost. Whatever you decide take your time and get lots of price comparisons before you book the 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 ?
The answer to this question, who pays for what, can be a difficult one to answer exactly. Traditionally it was the bride’s family that would come forward to pay most of the bills, but today the cost is much more evenly split.
The simplest of civil marriages can cost around £50 but the majority of weddings may cost between £5,000 and £15,000. Its amazing how it adds up so quickly when booking the various suppliers.
Its essential to establish early on if you are getting any financial help from your family so that you can budget your finances.
You might be surprised that your family can help more than you expected, as they may have been putting money aside knowing that your wedding day would eventually arrive.