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There are countless items that need to be purchased for a wedding that simply gets left out of the budget. When you sit down to complete a budget for your wedding, don’t forget to factor in the items listed below!
Unexpected Wedding Expenses
Outfits for an engagement party, engagement photos, rehearsal dinner, bachelorette/bachelor parties, honeymoon
Hair and makeup trials
Wedding stationery – programs, menus, signs used on the wedding day
Extra alterations to your wedding gown and outfits listed above
Tips for your vendors
Meals for your vendors (actual meals, not a day old deli sandwich that some caterers like to “serve” vendors)
Overtime for vendors (your party is going and you certainly don’t want to stop the fun!)
Delivery, set up, tear down of rentals, decor, flowers.
Hotel rooms for the night before and night of your wedding.
Boutineers and corsages for the grandparents
Flowers for the ceremony space
A tent floor
Audio for your ceremony location
Lighting or generators at the receptions
Day of Coordinator when you realize you need the extra help!
Breakfast and Lunch for your bridal party
Manicure and pedicure
Gifts for the Parents
Gifts for your bridal party
Unexpected (or even uninvited!) guests
There’s nearly two dozen unexpected expenses for a wedding day that could break any wedding budget! Let’s also not overlook the completely unpredictable expenses that could arise while wedding planning!
One way to combat these unexpected wedding expenses would be to have an account with money set aside, kind of like an emergency fund. When you encounter a wedding expense that you weren’t planning for, you won’t have to worry about asking your parents for extra money, or dipping into your own savings account!