Tuesday 19 November 2019

Fathers of the bride no longer expected to foot the wedding bill

The age-old tradition of the father of the bride footing the wedding bill is falling by the wayside, with 81 per cent of weddings paid for by the whole family.

The father of the bride is off the hook when it comes to picking up the wedding tab, as 81 per cent of weddings are now paid for by a collaboration of family members – according to a survey by Beaverbrooks jewellers.

This age-old tradition is falling by the wayside with more than half of the 2,000 brides asked saying they never expected their father to foot the whole bill, and felt it was a dated tradition.

Plus, despite the bride’s family traditionally paying for the event, the report revealed that these days the groom’s parents are also keen to chip in for the big day.

Anna Blackburn, a spokeswoman for Beaverbrooks, said: ‘The days of the father of the bride paying for everything are becoming increasingly uncommon, not only because it’s huge financial burden for him, but also the groom’s parents want to play a part too – which is understandable.’

What’s more, the survey found that other family members also chip in for the big day, with £1,390 of the typical wedding fund contributed by grandparents of the bride and groom, and one in ten couples receiving hand-outs from siblings.

© SoGlos
Thursday 22 January 2015

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