There really is no direct answer. Traditionally, the women’s family would pay for everything but the rehearsal dinner, which the man’s side would cover. To be completely honest, we don’t agree with this method. Both the bride and groom’s sides of the family each attend all of the events, so there is no reason one side should totally cover the costs. Suggest that your parents and your future hubby’s parents split it. It does make the most sense. However, we do see plenty of couples who pay for the wedding on their own. It’s entirely up to you.