It’s no secret: your wedding day is an investment. Whether your budget is big or small (or somewhere in between), the financial side of planning a wedding can be tricky. The big-ticket items take first priority: venue, catering, planner, photographer, florals, and entertainment. And then you’ll explore additional vendors: gown, hair and makeup, stationery, cake/dessert, and transportation.
There are plenty of helpful budgeting tools out there, but we’ve noticed that they aren’t always comprehensive. In addition to all the vendors listed above, there are some sneaky expenses that can slip into your budget! Plan ahead so these sneaky wedding expenses don’t take you by surprise:
And that’s not all! Don’t forget—you’ll be writing quite a few thank you notes during engagement (and after). Each thank you note will also require a postage stamp—so now we’re up to at least 3 stamps per household. For such a small detail, the stamps can add up: $.49 x 3 = $1.47 per each household. $1.47 x 200 households = $294 added to the cost of your invitation suite (and we didn’t even include Save-the-Dates here).
Now you know: keep an eye out for these sneaky wedding expenses, so that unexpected costs won’t derail your budget. Budgeting may not be one of the “fun” parts of the wedding planning experience, but it’s well worth the time and effort to plan ahead! Your bank account will thank you!
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