Ask the Bride -- Who Pays Honeymoon Expenses?

Question: I heard that it is customary for the groom's parents to pay for the honeymoon. Is this true for traditional weddings?

Answer: Yes, traditionally the groom's family pays for the expenses of the honeymoon. However, many couples and their families share the burden of the costs of the wedding, including the honeymoon, depending on the financial circumstances. The final decisions should always be made after consulting with both families and creating the budget for the wedding.