expensive private wedding reception
Can today's wedding be done for
less and still be talked about in the
best social circles? You can just bet
your white lace garter it can.
About $13,361, in fact, will cover
the costs of today's average, formal
wedding and reception for 191 people,
including wedding attire, food, liquor,
flowers, clergy fees, music and a
photographer, according to Bride's
With this in mind, one's thoughts
and questions automatically turn to
the subject of etiquette and expenses.
Who pays for all this? Is it still the
bride's wedding? Can the bride and
her parents expect financial assistance
from the groom and his parents? What
if they don't offer? Exactly how is the
guest list divided?
We all know, as etiquette books
tell us, the traditional division of
financial responsibilities weighs heavy
on the bride's side.
The bride's family, as traditionally
dictated, has paid for the wedding
ONCE UPON A
WERE HELD IN
THE SAME OLD PLACES.
NOW YOU'RE HAVING
THEM IN THE
WIDE OPEN SPACES.
That is if you're having your party at the
Embassy Suites Hotel in Southfield.
• Like our Magnificent Atrium Setting
• Three Deluxe Banquet Rooms
• A Grand Ballroom for larger parties
Receive a complimentary honeymoon suite for
the bride & groom when you book your party
with us (minimum 50 guests)
Also, the parents of the bride will
enjoy their own complimentary
suite (minimum 75 guests)
For further information and arrangements
Call our Catering Director,
28100 Franklin Road
22 BRIDES 1989
One couple asked the
groom's family, who lived
out of town, what they
could expect from them.
"We're coming to the
wedding," was their
ceremony and reception, a wedding
gift for the newlyweds, the bride's
wedding attire and trousseau, wedding
engagement and wedding photo-
graphs, bridesmaids' bouquets, trans-
portation for the bridal party, and a
The bride herself has been
responsible for her groom's wedding
ring and wedding gift, presents for her
attendants, personal stationery, a
physical examination and blood test,
and hotel accommodations for her
out-of-town attendants unless they
stay at friends or relatives.
Tradition has asked that the