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Who pays for the wedding?

Traditionally, the bride's family is always responsible for footing the wedding bill. This is the expectation, and the bride's parents are expected to suck it up and do what is necessary to give the daughter the wedding of her dreams. When that baby is wrapped in a pink blanket, parents know they will be on the hook for a wedding when that little bundle of joy blossoms to a princess and finds her prince.

As weddings become increasingly expensive and pockets became less deep, the thoughts about the monetary responsibility has begun to shift to sharing the costs of the reception between both sides of the family. More and more you now see the bride and groom paying for their own wedding.

What do you say Reckonauts...if a bride and groom want an over-the-top wedding event, is it solely the responsibility of the bride's parents, even if the parents are capable of paying for it, or should the expenses be shared?

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All these questions about weddings and babies today... is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?

The old method of having the bride's parents pay is really a descendant of the whole 'dowry' thing.  And I really don't need a goat, or a fief for that matter, so I think this is another bit of tradition we can soundly set aside in this crazy modern world.

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