When it comes to weddings, there are many traditions and expectations that come with the territory. One of the most important questions that couples must answer is who is responsible for the bride's dress? Historically, the bride's family has been expected to pay for the wedding dress and bridesmaids' dresses. However, in recent years, bridesmaids have been taking on more of the financial responsibility for their own attire. The bride's family is typically expected to cover most of the wedding day expenses, while the groom's family pays for additional activities such as the rehearsal dinner and honeymoon.
If transportation is necessary for the wedding, it should be handled by either the bride or groom's parents. The father and mother of the bride can also help with printed materials such as wedding invitations and organizing dinner at home or in a restaurant. The father of the bride should also be willing to wear the suit or tuxedo chosen by the couple. Once you have chosen the mother of the bride's dress, it is important to make sure that her look does not clash or match with that of the groom's mother.
While some couples opt to pay for their own wedding, traditionally it is expected that the bride's parents will cover most of these costs. The parents of the bride can also help with practical tasks such as filling out wedding invitations and putting together gifts. The mother of the bride should also be present when her daughter is trying on dresses and should be available to help her put on her shoes or secure her veil. If the ceremony is held at a church or place of worship, it is customary for either the bride or groom's parents to make a donation and pay for any associated fees.
The father of the bride and mother of the bride both have important roles to play in supporting their daughter during her engagement. At the reception, it is traditional for the father of the bride to make a toast welcoming family and friends to celebrate this special occasion.