Keep in mind that when the wedding is over with, you will typically have additional expenses after the wedding. Depending on who is writing the check, to help your daughter, make sure you have the money from the resources needed so the bride does not have to whip out a check-book in her wedding gown or have to call from the airport with her credit card on the way to her honeymoon.
Wedding Vendor Expenses
In some cases, you will have some additional expenses at the wedding that you did not plan on. For example, you'd have to pay for the extra hour you felt you needed since the dance floor was still so full ten minutes to mid-night. Having an idea about what those expenses might cost is always good to ask about ahead of time.
Another issue that may pop up in metropolitan areas is parking and valet expenses for your vendors. Be sure to keep this mind and have a few extra dollars on hand to take care of these expenses as well.
One very popular and typically unplanned post-wedding expense is your wedding album. You can always ask to prepay for an album for you as a parent and possibly spring for one for his parents.
After the wedding, the bride may want to dry-clean her dress and stow it away for her daughter or sell it online or at a local consignment shop. Don't fool yourself for a minute that cleaning will cost the same as your other dresses. Wedding gowns typically have so much detail or expensive fabric that dry cleaners have to handle the dress with extreme care, which comes at a higher price. If she wants it preserved, there may also be sewing involved along with acid-free paper and a large, cumbersome box to pay for.
If the groom forgets to get his tux rental back in time, they will charge late fees. Try to avoid these unnecessary costs with proper planning.