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Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful. And just when you think you’ve dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s, you’ll be presented with a surprise bill.

That’s why planning and sticking to a budget is absolutely essential.

From our experience, there are a few ‘little things’ that when overlooked could add unforeseen extras to your budget.

So take a look at this list and make sure to add them to your budget tracker!


wedding budgetA is for alterations

You’ve got the perfect dress. He’s found the suit he wants to wear. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen have chosen their outfits. All great news, but at least one, if not all of you will need something shortened or altered. Make sure to account or alterations in the budget and make sure you and yours look your very best on the big day.


wedding budgetB is for beauty

Getting your hair and make-up done on the day is probably a cost you’ve accounted for. But what about the trials beforehand? If you don’t want any surprises or disappointments on the day then set aside money for trial runs to make sure everything is as you want it to be.


wedding budgetC is for corkage

Saving money by bringing your own wine to the venue can be a great way to cut costs. But make sure to check and see that the venue’s corkage rate isn’t prohibitively high.

Also, check for other charges that suppliers might not shout about, but you will definitely have to pay.


wedding budgetD is for décor

Flowers are top of the list when thinking about dressing the church and venue, but that isn’t the only way to make your rooms look unforgettable. Make sure to check what is included in the cost of the venue hire, otherwise, you may be forking out for essentials like table linens, table decorations, and candles. This can all add up, so make sure to make a plan and budget accordingly.


wedding budgetE is for eating

While you’ve probably broken down the cost per head of the main meal, there are a few other meals to consider. How about breakfast and lunch for the bridesmaids and best men who will most likely be with you all day long. It also wouldn’t do any harm to keep your photographer fed – no one works well on an empty stomach!


wedding budgetF is for favors 

And finally, it is lovely to give your friends and family a favor or keepsake to take away with them. While pricing one item, remember that you have to budget for tens, maybe even hundreds. So don’t forget the budget when thinking of personalized gifts!

Now you have the additions don’t forget your entertainment, from music to uplighting and photo booths, our creative team will ensure your wedding day is everything you want and more! Contact us for some inspiration!