Weddings

The Bride's Guide To Who Pays For What At A Destination Wedding

November 20, 2015 by Linda DiProperzio
shefinds | Weddings

More and more couples are choosing destination weddings, but it’s not always clear who should pay for certain items when getting married in a different locale. In a perfect world, you or your families would have the funds to cover everything. But since that’s likely not realistic, here’s a breakdown on who covers what when having destination I Dos.

The bride and groom (and/or their parents) will pay for:

– The wedding reception

– A rehearsal dinner

– A welcome party

– A morning-after brunch (this is optional)

The hosts–again, whether it’s the couple and/or their parents–should try to pay for:

– Selected activities for guests (you should book at least one, such as a tour of a local winery, sunset cruise, etc.)

– Transportation to and from the ceremony and reception sites if they’re in separate locales

– A shuttle to pick up your guests at the airport and bring them back to the hotel

– Hotel rooms for the bridal party. (If these expenses are too much for you, let your maids and groomsmen know you don’t want wedding gifts from them. Their presence is truly the gift.)

Guests should pay for:

– Their plane ticket

– Their hotel rooms

– Meals or beverages that are not part of the wedding events

– Any non-wedding activities they want to try during their stay

Attendants should expect to pay for:

– Travel expenses

– Wedding outfits and accessories

– Hair and makeup

– Food and drinks that aren’t part of a wedding event

– Any excursions or activities they choose to do on their ow that is not wedding-related

For more wedding tips, check out how to plan a park wedding and how to choose a wedding band or DJ.

 

Tags:

weddings

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Weddings

8 Wedding Day Disasters Every Bride Should Prepare For

September 6, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio

Weddings

6 Drinks Every Couple Should Avoid At Their Wedding Reception

September 5, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
We didn't see this coming!

Weddings

7 Things Couples Forget When Planning The Honeymoon

August 29, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio

Lifestyle

12 Things Brides Regret Not Doing At Their Reception

August 28, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
Don't be *that* bride

Fashion

8 Wedding Dress Trends That Are Out For 2019

August 21, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio

Lifestyle

10 Mistakes Brides Make When Planning A Backyard Wedding

August 17, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
You're going to LOVE this!

Weddings

8 Photos Every Bride MUST Take With Her Bridesmaids

August 7, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
You'll regret it if you don't!

Lifestyle

12 Mistakes Brides Always Make When Planning A Winter Wedding

July 25, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
We did NOT see this coming!

Lifestyle

7 Mistakes Couples Makes That Can Ruin Their Wedding Budget

July 19, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
SO happy we saw this now!

Weddings

5 Engagement Ring Trends That Are Out For 2019

July 11, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio

Weddings

7 Wedding Themes That Are Out For 2019

July 3, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS