Inn at Laurel Point Hotel Gardens

It never hurts to know what the traditional take on a wedding topic is, before you blow the doors off it. Here is what “traditionally” the Bride & Groom’s respective sides looked after on the wedding budget spreadsheet. Thoughts? How would you divide it up?

Bride’s Side

    • Bride’s gown & accessories
    • Ceremony site costs
    • Flowers (ceremony, reception & bridal attendants)
    • Groom’s ring
    • Stationary
    • Music
    • Photography & videography
    • Reception venue & dinner
    • Rental & decor items for ceremony & reception
    • Wedding consultant/planner
    • Bridal party transportation (ceremony & reception)

Optional Items

    • Bride & attendants accommodations
    • Gift to the groom

 Groom’s Side

  • Bride’s engagement ring and wedding band
  • Marriage officiant
  • Marriage license
  • Liquor
  • Flowers (bride’s bouquet, corsages & boutonnieres for honoured family members)
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Groom’s attendants transportation (ceremony)
  • Honeymoon

Optional Items

  • Groom’s attendants accommodations
  • Gift to the Bride


Louise Higgins

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