Traditionally, the groom and his family pay for a segment of wedding expenses: usually costs related to the groom's role in the ceremony. Nowadays, wedding expenses can be split in a variety of ways. Effective communication is the key.
Up to 70 percent of weddings are paid for by the couple themselves, or by some combination which may include the couple, the bride’s parents, and the groom’s parents. If the costs are being shared, communication is the key to keeping harmony. Any discussion about money should be both dignified and candid. And, if you are receiving financial help, be willing to compromise on some of your wedding wishes. Your wedding is a special day, but it is only one of many special days in your marriage and life together. Make a realistic budget and stick to it.