Wedding Etiquette - Who Pays for What

Written by Mrs. Party... Gail Leino

Money Money There are no longer any hard and fast rules as to "Who Pays for What" forrepparttar wedding, but a general guideline follows as torepparttar 122077 traditional breakdown.  Working out a budget for your wedding is one ofrepparttar 122078 first things that should be done oncerepparttar 122079 date is set. Willrepparttar 122080 ceremony be formal, semiformal or informal? A formal wedding, of course, will berepparttar 122081 most expensive andrepparttar 122082 informal,repparttar 122083 least. Nothing is set in concrete. Who pays for what? Unlike a decade ago,repparttar 122084 lines are no longer so rigidly drawn. The burden of paying forrepparttar 122085 wedding has shifted in recent years fromrepparttar 122086 shoulders ofrepparttar 122087 father ofrepparttar 122088 bride, to includerepparttar 122089 groom's family. Also, with many couples marrying later and having money of their own, they are sharing inrepparttar 122090 expenses.

Traditional Expense Obligation

Wedding Gown/Headpiece/Accessories

Wedding Ring for Bride

Wedding Ring for Groom

Wedding Gift for Groom

Wedding Gift for Bride

Bridesmaid Gifts

Groomsmen/Usher Gifts

Bride's Bouquet

Bridesmaid Bouquets

Mother's Corsages

Grandmother Corsages

Groom's Boutonniere

Groomsmen Boutonnieres

Usher's Boutonnieres

Ceremony/Reception Flowers

Alter Baskets/Arches


Kneeling Bench/Candelabras

Rented Items for Wedding

Rented Items for Reception


Wedding Programs

Napkins/Matches/Printed Items

Marriage License

Medical Visit for Bride

Medical Visit for Groom

Church Fee

Clergyman/Officiate Fee


Church Janitor

Reception Hall Fee

Catered Reception/Professional Services

Wedding Photography

How To Identify What The Question "Should I get a divorce?" Means To You.

Written by Karl Augustine

Deciding about whether you should get a divorce or not is an agonizing experience to go through. If you are asking yourself "should I get a divorce?", you've been thinking about your relationship's state for a while or an isolated incident (an example is an extramarital affair) that occurred was so terrible, that you want to just chuck it all and start over with a new life!

If you have been asking yourself "should I get a divorce?" for any length of time, you should figure out what is making you feel that way if you haven't already. Takerepparttar time to reflect back on why you're leaning towards divorce rather than working out your marriage problem. Once you identifyrepparttar 122076 things that are making you feel like divorce isrepparttar 122077 right option, make a list of those things.

Once you make that list, go back through each item onrepparttar 122078 list that led you to asking yourselfrepparttar 122079 question "should I get a divorce?". Look at each item onrepparttar 122080 list in depth and make certain you really deem those items as valid reasons for wanting a divorce, either in and of themselves or as a part of a common theme of reasons that make up a whole set.

Once you trimrepparttar 122081 list down to include only truly 'valid reasons', rank each reason in order of importance. Identify 2 reasons that holdrepparttar 122082 most weight to you and that contributed most to you asking yourself "should I get a divorce?".

After you accomplish this, decide if these reasons seem like things that can be changed forrepparttar 122083 better or if they are just flat out unrecoverable. Soul search and decide whether or not you are willing to do what it takes to try and fixrepparttar 122084 problem that is associated with these reasons.

Example: If one of your reasons for thinking about divorce is because your spouse is insanely jealous of you having friendly and/or purely plutonic relationships with members ofrepparttar 122085 opposite sex, decide whether or not you are willing to socialize less with members ofrepparttar 122086 opposite sex (or in a different manner) or do what it takes to ensure that your spouse understands and believes that you truly love him/her. If you aren't willing to do either of those things (or anything else it may take to changerepparttar 122087 situation), you have some serious long-term thinking to do about whether you really want to stay married.

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