We're trying to work out our budget. How many events do we foot the bill for, and what do our guests pay for themselves?
You will have to pay for at least two to three events during your wedding weekend -- the reception, a postwedding brunch and possibly, the rehearsal dinner. Brides and grooms (with their families) customarily pay for the reception and a postwedding brunch. While it is tradition that the groom's family pay for the rehearsal dinner, more and more often couples are also spotting the cost of this event. Anything else (travel to the site, excursions, tours etc) is assumed to be up to the guest.
-- JoAnn Gregoli