We all know wedding planning is expensive. There are charges we tend to overlook that actually way up our budget at the end of the day.
It’s important to note the hidden costs that are associated with wedding planning. This actually cost more that you have anticipated.
1. The Wedding Venue
Hiring a wedding venue actually means spending a lot. Additional cleaning costs and security charges add up to your expenses.
During your wedding planning, always review your venue properly before hiring. Estimate the minimum amount of guests you’re expecting.
2. The Food
Serving refreshments for your wedding guests costs a whole lot! Study your guest list and look for was to cut down on your spending, and still offer classy meals.
3. Overtime Fees
The vendors such as the wedding photographers, videographers, DJ or band have been booked for a fixed amount of time. If your wedding runs longer than the fixed time, an extra charge will be added per hour, according to the contract agreement.
Make sure you book for a very realistic time frame. Bargain with the vendors to charge less than the regular rate of overtime rate.
It’s a fact that tax is imposed on almost everything. Payment of tax cannot be avoided; it is actually a crime. Pay the entire fee on one lump sum. This will help lower the overall price.
5. Transportation Cost
We can’t do without the transportation cost. What we don’t know is the extra dollars we spend on transportation charges. You could hire a good transport company, with a good bargain.
6. Corkage Fee
Be sure to ask the wedding venue or caterer if a corkage fee will be charged per bottle. This is one spending that you don’t really expect and you don’t budget when having your wedding planning.
7. Wedding Band Equipment
Hiring a wedding band include payment for the musician’s time as well as the minimum amount of equipment needed for the wedding reception.
8. Welcome Bag Delivery Cost Should Be Included When Planning Your Wedding
When booking hotel rooms for the wedding guest, most hotels do not tell you of the charges for delivering welcome bags to the guests.
Make sure you ask during the booking process about their policy on receiving and delivering welcome bags.
Victoria is a seasoned journalist and blogger. Her articles and stories have appeared in New York Times, Huffington Post and Slate. When she’s not about town checking out weddings, she enjoys her life as a happy wife and mother.
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