Wedding Money: Who Pays for Wedding Guests' Accommodations?


If a couple decides to wed in a distant location, who pays for lodging? The wedding guests?


Yes. Whether the wedding is in the couple's hometown or far away, they are not expected to pay for guests' lodging. What they can do is get a group rate on a block of rooms at a convenient hotel. That way guests will get a discount rate, but they are still responsible for paying their own way.

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Wedding Party: Who Pays for Their Wedding Accommodations?

Most of my wedding party is from out of town. They will most likely need to stay in a hotel for two to three nights. My parents think it is the attendants' responsibility to pay for their rooms. I think that the bride's family is supposed to pay for the out-of-town bridesmaids, while the groom's family pays for the visiting groomsmen. Who is responsible? Would it be okay to split the cost with the wedding attendants as a possible compromise?

by The Knot1 min read