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Who Should Pay for Wedding Invitations

With society evolving and changing in many ways, traditional wedding plans and arrangements too have taken a slightly different turn. Fewer young couples are getting married today and those that do opt for a more modern wedding day including more modern arrangements. Also many people are getting married for a second or third time and also have children involved in the wedding plans. So, how do you know now who should pay for the wedding invitations?

Traditional Etiquette vs. Modern Day Weddings

For those who are not entirely sure how to break up the costs of a wedding, there is still some basic wedding etiquette to follow. Normally it is the bride's parents who will pay for wedding invitations. Today, with budgets being tight or in the case of it not being the first wedding, many brides to-be are searching for the best value for their dollar while maintaining a wedding invitation that will suit their special day.

Splitting the Costs

There are many other items for the wedding that can take up a big part of your budget with many weddings costing anywhere from $2000-$10,000. However, even as tradition begs to be upheld many couples are finding that parents aren't as financially able to help as they would have a decade ago. Because of this, many couples are opting to split the cost of the wedding with their parents. When deciding what costs to split, wedding invitations are among one of the most popular wedding details to be paid for by the bride and groom.

Depending on the type of wedding invitations the bride and groom select and how many wedding invitations are ordered, this can be a very inexpensive cost. In addition to being a lesser expense for the bride and groom, they often feel they have more control over how they personalize and design their wedding invitations by paying for them on their own.

If you are taking care of paying for and sending off the wedding invitations, there are a few things to remember. Specify a time to respond by, whether children are permitted at the reception; list only those invited on the outside of the inner envelope to your wedding invitation, and return stamps for each person to return their acceptance to you if required.

Remember to pair your elegant wedding invitations with save the date cards and save the date magnets to help your guests remember your special event.