== == General etiquette answer: *It depends on who is paying for the wedding. If the bride's parents are paying, they are the ones doing the inviting. If the bride and groom are paying, their names go on the invitation. If the groom's parents are paying, their names go on the invitation. In a wedding/engagement announcement it is appropriate to use the names of both sets of parents. * If your fiance's parents will be attending the wedding then their names should be on the invitation. If there is a problem in the family and your fiance doesn't want his parents attending then it's just fine putting your parents name only. It usually goes .... Diane and Roy Smith together with Yvonne and Tim Johnson request the honor of your presence at the marriage celebration of their children CATHERINE SMITH AND BRAD JOHNSON Saturday, the ____of ______2006 and 4:30 PM at the (name the church). Reception follows at 6 PM at ______________. NOTE: Give the time of the reception, the place, address and phone # and a small map inside of the invitation helps many guests. If it is an outdoor wedding the above would apply with this change: SATURDAY ________2006 at 4:30 PM FOR AN OUTDOOR CEREMONY AND RECEPTION AT _____________________________________. RECEPTION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY.
The etiquette for the groom's parents who have different last names would be: ... to John Doe, Jr. son of Mr. John Doe and Mrs. Mary Smith .....
Drs Jones and Mr and Mrs Smith
The dinner before the wedding.........
what does the groom parents pay for at a traditional wedding
yes. they usally pay for the wedding.
No, they should not accompany the groom in the wedding car.
Anything you or the grooms parents feel comfortable with maybe a honeymoon present. If they step in too much just ask them who's wedding is this
It does not really matter whether it is the groom or bride's parents who call. In many cases the groom's parents call, but, etiquette does not dictate this.
Away from each other.
Sure. That would be lovely.
The Brides. The Brides name goes first on everything
Traditionally, The grooms parents payed for all flowers for the wedding and reception, alcohol for the reception, the bridal shower, and the honeymoon. Modernly, the bride and groom pay for their own wedding but may happily accept contributions from family if they are offered.
Typically they pay for the rehersal dinner only.
No is not etiquette for the grooms parents to pay for guests on both sides who are coming from out of town. The groom's parents should pay (or the guest should pay) for out of town guests they are inviting and the brides parents should do the same thing with their out of town guests. Most guests would pay their own fare to come to the wedding. Also if the people in the wedding party such as the maid of honor; bridesmaids and best man should not have accepted this honor unless they could pay the fare to come to the wedding, but, if they are financially unable too then the bride's parents should pay for the girls in the wedding party and the groom's parents should pay for the best man coming to the wedding.
No it is not mandatory. Some parents (could be the bride to be's parents) may have the groom, bride, their parents and the wedding party out for dinner in the evening a few days before the wedding, but this is not mandatory either.
Traditionally the groom's parents are in charge for the rehearsal dinner, their own wedding attire (including the groom's), and the couple's gift. It really just depends on the brides and grooms families financial situation. That's something you want to get worked out at the beginning of planning your wedding, who is paying for what.
Traditionally, the grooms side pays for the band and flowers. All other expenses are to be paid by the bride's family.
There are no particular rules regarding this, despite the list in the wedding books. You should discuss costs of the wedding with your intended.Where as it is tradition of the brides parents to pay for the entire wedding (this includes wedding flowers) the grooms parents may offer to pay for something such as wedding flowers. It may seem rude to reject such a generous gift. With that said, there is no obligation for the grooms parents to pay for anything.AnswerIf either set of parents wishes to pay for any portion of wedding expenses, they will offer it to the couple. Unless/until that happens, the couple is on their own.
The groom's parents typically pay for the expenses of the rehearsal dinner. I think that's all.
The wedding to do list for groom's parents include hosting the engagement party. They provide the couple with a list of guests and host the rehearsal dinner on the evening before the wedding. They may also contribute to some of the wedding expenses.
Remember this wedding is not about the parents, it is about their child and they are there to bear witness, show support, and ensure neither the groom nor the bride decide they have cold feet and vanish.
* If you are two different faiths, then you could have a Catholic Wedding and then have the wedding of your faith. This is generally done if there is a problem between the bride and grooms parents regarding religious beliefs.
Traditionally the groom's parents are responsible for any alcohol for the wedding reception, all wedding flowers, and the honeymoon. Today most brides and grooms are paying for their own wedding but monetary gifts are welcomed from family.