Planning

Who Pays For Wedding Flowers?

Flowers are the essence of every wedding. The bride and the groom are together supposed to pay for these wedding flowers. Let us find out who pays for what? Flowers are the essence of every wedding. Come to think of it, a wedding without flowers would be a simple and plain-jane affair with absolutely no life at all. Whilst flowers are an integral part of every wedding, there is no denying of the fact that wedding flower costs could go really high! But, who is the one who actually pays for them? The bride or the groom? Well, fairly enough the costs stand divided.

No, not that the two mutually agree to divide the total amount spent on wedding flowers.; as far as wedding etiquettes are concerned, there are certain things for which the bride and her family is supposed to pay. And, there are some things that are supposed to be paid for by the groom and his family. Let us find out who pays for what?

The bride and family pay for:
Flowers for all female guests. All female guests in the party are supposed to be given wedding flowers. This could be a small bouquet or even a single bud that is packed properly. Many people also give away corsages to all the female guests at the party. This expense is borne by the bride and her family.

Corsages. From the bride to the bridesmaids to other female guests, the bride and family are responsible for paying for all the corsages. These days, many people choose to go in for silk corsages as they are more economical. However, the bride and family are not supposed to pay for the corsages of mothers and grandmothers.

Centerpieces. Floral centerpieces are the highlight of any wedding décor. The expense for this too falls in the share of the bride and her family.

Venue décor. Wedding flowers are an important component for the venue décor. They are used to decorate the altar, the aisle, and also for the decoration of the venue. This again is paid for by the bride and her family.

The groom and family pay for:
Bridal bouquet. Now this one is quite an expense for the groom as bridal bouquets are meant to be slightly expensive. However, these days the bride also pays for her bridal bouquet as a part of the entire attire.

Bridal going away corsage. This again is supposed to be paid by the groom and his family.

Boutonnieres for all male guests. Whilst the bride's family is responsible to get flowers for all female attendants, the groom and family is responsible for all boutonnieres for male attendants in the wedding party.

Flowers for relatives unable to attend the wedding. Once the wedding is over, it is the responsibility of the groom and the family to send flowers to relatives who were unable to attend the wedding. This expense is borne by the groom and the family.

As both the bride and the groom pay for their share of wedding flowers, the beauty of the flowers is not subdued by heavy expenses.