The Budget Breakdown

Wedding budget management

How much should I spend on flowers, catering and decor? Is my budget accurate for my guest count and location? What do you think my budget should be? For most couples, a wedding is the first time they’ll ever have to think about planning a large-scale event, let alone creating a budget. Over the years we have heard just about every question imaginable, so we thought we would help break it down. No matter your budget, our model is meant to help guide you throughout your wedding process by representing a percentage breakdown of your overall budget. We hope you will be able to find this information helpful, and make sure to keep reading below to see our category breakdown in further detail.

 

I. RECEPTION

Venue Rental Fee

Catering & Drinks

Cake Cutting Fee

Rental Items {Linens, Tables, Chairs, Etc.}

 

II. PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

Engagement Shoot

Wedding Day Coverage

Wedding Albums

 

III. WEDDING GOWN & ATTIRE

Wedding Gown

Groom's Tux

Alterations

Bridal Accessories

Hair & Make-Up

 

IV. FLOWERS & DECORATIONS

Ceremony & Reception Flowers

Specialty Rentals

Lighting

 

V. MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Ceremony Musicians

Reception Band or DJ

Specialty Entertainment {Photo Booth, Etc.}

 

VI. PLANNER OR COORDINATOR

Event Planner Fee

 

VII. CEREMONY

Ceremony Rental Fee

Officiant

Wedding Rings

Marriage License

 

VIII. STATIONERY & GUESTS

Save The Dates & Invitations

Postage

Programs, Place Cards, Menus, Etc.

Wedding Favors & Gift Bags

Transportation