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Who Should Pay For a Wedding? 2008-04-04 09:33:13

Should the Bride's Family Be Responsible For the Wedding Bill?

Some wedding traditions are still in place more for the sake of tradition than the actual meaning — like the bride wearing virtuous white, for example. Another, more conflicting one is the bride's family paying for the wedding while the groom's family pays for the less elaborate rehearsal dinner. The responsibility of the wedding bill has fallen on the bride's family for everyone I know who has recently gotten married or is currently engaged — and believe me, it's a big number of brides.

While it's obvious to me that this is still the norm for most first marriages, I'm wondering if you think the tradition is a fair one.

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