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Aren’t proposal stories the best? There’s something about reading them that just brightens up our day When we stumbled upon Sarah’s story we just knew she was our winner. The gorgeous day, the special location, the ties back to Sarah’s childhood, all had us misty eyed! We are so excited to announce Sarah as our Proposal Story Winner for March and gift her a free Watters Encore Dress (up to $400 in value).
Read her sweet story below:
Dear Weddington Way,
This may seem like a silly question, but I just got engaged and am wondering in this day and age, who pays for the wedding? Is my father supposed to foot the entire bill? Or should my fiancé and I host the celebration? Also, what costs are my fiancé’s parents supposed to cover? Any insight you can provide on this would be appreciated!
Elizabeth, San Diego
Your question isn’t silly, it’s important and a topic that may have newly engaged women scratching their heads as they think, it’s 2015, so who pays for the wedding? It really depends on you, your parents, your fiancé, and your fiancé’s parents. Traditionally the bride’s family assumes most of the wedding costs with the bride’s father being the official host of the reception. This includes the costs of stationery, bridal gown, flowers, photos, video, music, transportation, and all reception expenses. In this age-old arrangement, the groom and his family pay for the following items: the bride’s rings, groom’s gift, groomsmen’s attire, officiant’s fee or donation, marriage license, honeymoon, and the entire rehearsal dinner.
Nontraditionally, the wedding costs are paid for by the couple themselves or some combination of the bride’s and groom’s parents. As many modern couples are somewhat older, they often cover the financial burden themselves. If the bride’s and groom’s parents are both chipping in to throw the event, everyone should get together and have a candid conversation about the allocation of the expenses.
Good luck with figuring out your budget!
The Weddington Way Team
Throwing a wedding is expensive, but being a bridesmaid is no walk in the park either. Did you know that, on average, your besties will drop close to $1700 just to be in your wedding? Pretty crazy, right? Between bachelorette party expenses, bridesmaid dresses and shower gifts, things can really start to add up if you aren’t careful. Because you definitely don’t want to be that girl that makes her girls go into debt over your big day, we asked wedding planner Amy Kaneko of Posh+Folk to share her tips on how to avoid bankrupting your bridesmaids.
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1. Eligibility: To be eligible for this contest (“Contest”), you must be 18 years of age or older, a legal resident of the United States for the duration of the contest. Weddington Way, Inc. (“Weddington Way”) employees and members of their immediate families are not eligible for this Contest. No purchase or payment is necessary to participate in the Contest. Weddington Way may reject any submitted entries that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, fail to meet any of these eligibility requirements. To be eligible you must agree to abide by these terms and conditions and be bound by all Weddington Way decisions relating to this Contest, which are final and binding in all respects, including, but not limited to, Weddington Way’s determination of the winner.
2. Entry: To enter this Contest, submit your email address at https://www.weddingtonway.com/giveaway/love_make_contest no later than March 29th, 2015 at 11:59PM. To be eligible to win you must also have three (3) dresses saved to your showroom at weddingtonway.com/showroom. Submissions must be your own email address. All information submitted through the submission process must be complete, accurate, and truthful. You may only enter this Contest one time.
Say bye-bye to boring wedding nails! Nowadays, more and more brides-to-be are bucking beauty tradition and opting for fashion on their fingers in the form of nail art. Your wedding is the ultimate style expression, after all, so why not inject a little personality into your manicure? To help you get inspired, we turned to CEO and Founder of Paintbox high-design nail studio in NYC, Eleanor Langston. Below, she breaks down how to break away from the basic French manicure and show your true colors with 3 pin-worthy wedding nail art looks.
Each month Weddington Way has the privilege of reading some of the most romantic and darling proposal stories. Its always SO hard to choose a winner but this month, our winners story was too sweet not to share!
Denise, we absolutely loved reading about your amazing engagement! Your fiance did a wonderful job surprising you and making such an already momentous event, that much more special. What a great way to start your many years together! We’re so excited to gift you a Watters Encore Dress
Read her story below: