Money can be a difficult subject when planning a wedding. Specifically, whose money is supposed to pay for what? You may have already perused some bridal etiquette books, and you may have broken into a cold sweat when you read, “The bride who comes from a proper family will indeed expect her parents to pay for the entire ceremony and reception. And it will be grand!” Don't panic. There's a new reality out there for parents who can't fathom dropping their life's savings on a wedding.