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Changing Roles In Wedding Planning

Changing Roles In Wedding Planning


Traditions vary on the question of who pays for the wedding. Often the continuing tradition holds that the wedding is paid for by the bride's family. Some cultural traditions claim that the groom's family is required to pay for the wedding. For many brides, roles have changed when it comes to planning a wedding.

Often, with clearly delayed weddings, or in cases of second, or not first weddings, it is the responsibility of the couple to finance their own wedding. An older tradition, held in communities which still have some cohesion, is that the community covers the expenses of the wedding.

When the bride and groom are the responsible parties for payment of all expenses involved in the wedding ceremony and reception, it is the bride's problem or the couple's problem to budget and control spending, and of course in the end, to pay it all. Sometimes the other responsible payors will offer the bride and groom a lump sum payment of the budget allocation allocation that they can contribute and pass control to the bride or couple.

Two other considerations with regard to the cost of staging a wedding, as opposed to getting married, are the guest list and the cost per plate. These two variables are linked, some would say inversely, but often limitations on either place will limit on the other.

Today, we live amid small groups of acquentions rather than the large extended families and communities we used to live in as recently as seventy five years ago. As the extended family broke apart in Western culture, the biggest joy, with or without your tongue in your cheek, also broke off of most wedding planning sessions.

That statement 'joy' being long drawn out sessions with parents consisting essentially of exchanges dominated by these two phrases: "You have to invite _____," and "You can not invite _____." This conversation was the opening salvo in what many call the 'Table Dance'. The 'Table Dance' is the often quarrelsome determination of who is to sit at which table with whom. The almost total demise of these two steps in the planning of a wedding reception have allowed more people to live happily ever after.


Source by L Hayes

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