Wedding Money: Who Pays for Wedding Guests' Accommodations?

Q:

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

A:

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