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Back when dowries were in vogue, the bride’s family was responsible for the entire cost of the wedding ceremony — complete with all the trimmings – that blended two families into one. These days, the rules for weddings are more flexible. Modern couples commonly pay for all, or at least some, of the expenses of their special day, especially if they are older and well established. It’s also appropriate for families to split the expenses down the middle, or three ways with the engaged couple.
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