Who Pays For the Drinks?
At a traditional wedding, who is
responsible for supplying liquid refreshments, the Groom's family or the Bride's family?
Traditionally, the family of the bride gave the wedding and reception. This included supplying liquid refreshment. However, it has become increasingly popular for the parents of the groom to "offer" to pay for alcoholic beverages during the reception.
Today, the lines of "who pays for what" are no longer strictly followed. Families often get together and decide what works best for everyone, while staying within the anticipated budget. An open bar is also a consideration.