Esquire Photography Wedding Tip Of The Week

0001Good morning everyone in Huntington Beach and abroad!  I received a note that has a fantastic wedding day tip from my good friends at and I really wanted to share with you this week.

So let’s say you’re an Orange County bride looking to make sure your doing your best to work within some wedding budget etiquette.  Having planned my own wedding and been to my share of weddings in Orange County, Los Angeles, and around the country, I think that this list is really creative and will help you get the most out of your wedding day costs and help keep from ruffling any feathers.

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So without further ado, here are some fantastic wedding budget etiquette ideas that aren’t dull and uninspired & have a super Baby Friday – cheers!

Tradition states that the bride’s parents are responsible for fronting the bill for the wedding reception; these days, the bride’s parents, groom’s parents, and the couple themselves all contribute to the wedding pool.  That said, it helps to come to the budgeting table prepped with the traditional list of which side pays for what.  These conventional “rules” can then be adjusted according to your financial situations:

0094Wedding Costs Paid by the Bride and/or Bride’s Parents:
•    Ceremony rental fee
•    Bride’s dress and accessories
•    Ceremony flowers and décor
•    Bouquets for bridesmaids and flower girl
•    Photography and videography
•    Engagement party
•    Bridesmaids’ luncheon
•    All vendor services for reception, including food, beverages, décor, and entertainment
•    Groom’s ring
•    Invitations and stationery
•    Transportation for bridal party to and from ceremony and reception

Wedding Costs Paid by the Groom and/or Groom’s Parents:
•    Marriage license and officiant’s fee
•    Groom’s attire
•    Bride’s bouquet, boutonnieres for ushers, and corsages for mothers and grandmothers
•    Honeymoon Travel
•    Rehearsal dinner
•    Bachelors’ dinner
•    Both of the bride’s rings

0032Costs Incurred by the Wedding Attendants:
•    Their own attire, including shoes and accessories
•    Bridal party hosts bridal shower and bachelorette party
•    Groom’s party hosts the bachelor party

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