Destination Weddings – Who Pays For What?


The most common problem when planning a beach wedding or destination wedding is to decide who pays for what. This is also something to discuss on a traditional wedding, but on destination weddings there are many other expenses very different from traditional wedding expenses and it is not always clear who should pay for what.

A destination wedding often consists on a ceremony, reception and even honeymoon at a far away beach hotel. Airfare, hotel rooms, meals and extra activities are expenses that you do not have in a traditional wedding. Deciding who will pay for what should be defined clearly before the wedding, to avoid problems.

There is an etiquette of destination wedding spending. The groom and the bride should pay the wedding and the reception. Guests should pay all their travel expenses. However, the bride and groom can arrange group rates and offer this to the guests. …

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