The groom’s budget is a funny thing and often can get very confusing. You can go completely traditional (Martha Stewart/Peggy Post) and go with the items paid for by the groom’s family, or, like 70% of couples out there today, you can go with a bit more of a pot of money that goes toward whatever you choose.
These are the more traditional items that are included:
· Bride’s engagement and wedding rings
· Groom’s gift to his bride
· Groom’s gifts to his attendants
· Marriage license fee
· Officiant’s fee or donation
· All costs of the rehearsal dinner
· Expenses of the honeymoon
· Groom’s Tux
· Ties and gloves for groom’s attendants, if not part of their clothing rental package.
· Bride’s bouquet (only in those regions where it is a local custom for the groom to pay for it)
·Boutonnieres for groom’s attendants & fathers/grandfathers
· Corsages for immediate family members, unless the bride has included them in her floral order
· Lodging and transportation for Groom’s immediate family & Groom’s attendants (if being paid for by the couple)
· Transportation for the Groom and best man to the ceremony and reception site (if needed)