According to a new report from marketplace WeddingWire.com, parents of the bride and groom contribute about $19,000 to the wedding in total or about two-thirds of the total cost.
Usually this breaks down to the bride’s parents giving $12,000 and the groom’s giving $7,000.
Should your parents pay for your wedding?
Should I even pay for the wedding? That’s entirely up to you, of course, but you’re wondering what other parents are doing. According to The Knot’s recent survey, parents of the bride still, on average, pay for the bulk of the wedding costs. But the good news is that many couples do contribute money to the wedding.
What is the groom’s family supposed to pay for?
Grooms’ parents have typically been expected to chip in to cover a few expenses such as the marriage license, officiant fee, the bride’s bouquet and reception music and entertainment. Here’s a full breakdown of what the groom’s family is traditionally expected to pay for.
What percentage of couples pay for their own wedding?
Twelve percent of couples pay for the wedding entirely themselves, and 9 percent don’t contribute any finances to the wedding budget.
Who pays for what in a wedding 2019?
Bride and family pay for all professional services, including food and decorations. Groom’s family pays for the DJ or band and liquor.