Edwena
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Edwena asked in Family & RelationshipsWeddings · 4 weeks ago

Who is responsible for wedding preparations, the bride or the groom?

Due to coronavirus, we spend a lot more time at home and this has led to a lot more time on the phone, which has led to a lot more talk. So, today my husband was talking to a friend who told him that his wife is mad at him about their wedding of 25 years ago. It seems that they decided to get married without much wedding preparation, and she is mad at him because she did not have a wedding dress. So, the question is who is responsible for buying a wedding dress? The groom or the bride? Why would she be mad at him for 25 years for something that she should have done?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Generally the couple are each individually responsible for sorting out their own outfits, and those of their side of the wedding party; so the bride would arrange for her dress and those of any bridesmaids, and the groom would arrange for his suit and those of any best man / groomsmen. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    I think planning a wedding should excite you both and should be and equal use of time and decision making

  • Trish
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Wedding preparations are the bride's family.  The only thing the groom's family does is rehearsal dinner and gifts.  If you have so much time on your hands you should have done the research by now.

  • GB
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    If she believes in the tradition, that the groom shouldn't see the bride in her wedding dress ( or even see the dress) until she arrives at the wedding venue - then the bride or her parents are responsible for paying for the dress. It sounds like  they booked the wedding at short notice, and she did not have time to shop for a traditional dress, be able to allow time for alterations etc. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    She made choices she regrets and needs to blame someone.....

    Unless she was dragged by the hair, caveman style, she did not take control of her own wedding.

    Tradition is no longer applicable in all weddings because a wedding day used to be about getting married. These days, weddings seem to be all about the reception.

  • drip
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    That would be both.  The bride and the groom make all plans for the wedding and share all the responsibilities.  

    Normally the bride or the brides family buys the wedding dress.  But I have seen couple together decide on what the to spend on the wedding gown and buy it together. More and more couples are footing the bill for their own wedding. 

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