Floral Arrangements: Who pays for flowers at a wedding?

Q. We are parents of the groom, and have just been informed by his fiancee that one of our obligations is paying for the flowers. Is this true?

A. Traditionally, the groom’s parents and/or the groom pays for boutonnieres for the groom’s attendants, the bride’s going-away corsage,
corsages for immediate members of both families unless the bride has included them in her florist’s order.

The bride’s parents and/or the bride pay for the floral decorations for ceremony and reception, the bridesmaids’ flowers, and the bride’s bouquet.

It should be noted that these are traditional expenses — not written in granite. Any number of arrangements can be made.