The Sneaky Wedding Costs That Can Ruin Your Budget
When it’s about your big day budget, there’s more to consider. It becomes necessary to carefully craft the budget as some costs are more important than the others. But before you line up a list of items, consider the following things that might just slip in to add on the expense.
Expense # 1- You Might Forget But it’s there -Tax
Yes, tax has to be paid for the services and goods on wedding as well. While you’re budgeting on items as food or dress, don’t forget to factor in sale tax. In some places, you also have to pay the service fee as well as the tax, ask the vendors to help you understand the tax policy before signing any papers.
Expense #2 – The Rain Plan
Is it an outdoor wedding plan? Remember to add in the cost of rain plan. If the plan is for an outside function, keep a cost of the tent in mind, and even if the weather is not bad and the tent is added, you will need to pay for reserving it. Just remember to consider everything and anything that will add up in case of rain – from chairs to additional staff.
Expense #3 – Marriage License is Also There
Making things official also cost! Keep a budget of $60 to $100 dollars separate for mirage license.
Expense #4 – Delivery Cost
Confirm in advance with your vendor about the delivery cost you might be racking up on the big day. Consider specifically for any delivery fees associated with Rental Company, florist, or entertainment goods and equipments. Parking might also be there for you to pay for loading and unloading.
Expense #5 – Rentals
Most venues like let’s Celebrate Event Planning have complimentary chairs, tables, linens and dinnerware, some don’t. Before signing the contract, confirm if the venue items are provided or not. Otherwise, the rental cost of these products will be added.
Expense #6 – Gifts for Family Members
Traditionally, the couple has to give gifts to their family members and the members of the wedding party. As a rule of thumb, the expense can be anywhere around $25 to $100 dollar per gift.
Expense #8 – Flowers
Mostly people remember budgeting in for the boutonnieres and centerpieces for the couple and wedding party, but some forget. Remember to add in the extra cost of flowers as it’s customary to provide a boutonniere or corsage for the Father and Mother of Bride and Groom, guest book monitor, ushers, and friends and family sharing the reading.
Expense #9 – Cake Cutting
You will be charged a cake cutting fees, unless your vendor is providing one. There’s a cost per slice on top of the cake.
Expense #10 – Vendor Meals
It’s very customary to provide a meal to the on-site vendors during the event. Remember to budget in for wedding planner, entertainment, photographer, videographer, venue manager, and other staff members as well.
Expense #11 – Going outside the Contract Time
Vendors are always contracted according to a specific amount of time. Going over the limit can cost you additional fee. So, if you’re having the greatest time of your life even, stay ready to pay for it.