Here is a guideline to who pays what.
In any wedding, there are several parties involved. They are;
Now if you want a wedding where you do not have to shoulder every cost, you need to share out the costs to all these people. The following is how the destination wedding costs are shared among the parties to a wedding;
The Bride and Groom
As the most important people in this ceremony, you are expected to cover the following costs;
The Grooms Buddies and Parents
Expect to fund the following destination wedding activities if you are in this group:
The Bride, Bridesmaids and the Bride's parents
Expect to pay for the following;
As a guest to a wedding, don't overburden the bride and the groom. You are expected to pay for;
Note that the above is just a guideline. Either party can fund whichever part of the wedding expense he/she sees fit. The wedding venue, decorations, videos and cameras and all other arrangements are made in consultations from both the bride and grooms sides.