When it is a destination wedding, what should the groom's parents pay for?

Question The bride's family usually pays for the wedding, but when it is a destination wedding should the groom's parents be offering some financial help to alleviate the wedding expenses for the bride's parents?

Answer Traditionally, it is the bride's family that is responsible for the wedding. In the past, destination weddings were unheard of and in today's times, some couples may opt to pay for their own wedding and it has certainly become more common for the wedding expenses to be divided in three.

Have a chat with your son about contributing to the destination wedding in some way or ask how the bride's parents are handlinig the wedding expenses associated with the destination wedding. What your son, the groom, says will dictate future steps.