Who pays what for same-sex weddings?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-19-2007
Who pays what for same-sex weddings?
Thu, 04-11-2013 - 8:42pm

My good friend just got engaged to the love of his life. They are a gay couple but it doesn't matter one iota to me- I am thrilled for them! However, one of the first questions that popped into our minds as we began wedding planning was who pays for what? I mean obiviously the whole "parents of the bride pay for most of it" rule can't be followed...

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-24-2012
Tue, 04-16-2013 - 12:59pm

Oh wow, I had never even THOUGHT about that before! Are the two families on good terms with each othere? I wonder if they would be willing to split the cost of the wedding equally...

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 04-28-2013 - 10:01pm

It's a good question but I think a lot of couples pay for it them-selves.

When my now ex and I got married I know I did pay a lot of it for myself...