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

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November 20, 2015

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.

 

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