(Closed) Wedding costs you didn't think about

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Tipping Vendors!!! It definitley added at least 10% onto our budget.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

So far for me it has been things like jewelry, shoes, and bridesmaids gifts! I totally didn’t even think of those. im still pretty far out from the wedding so I’m sure there will be more!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@BuffaloDots:  Yep, we totally forgot about tipping until closer to our wedding!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I had no idea how much an officiant would cost…that was a big surprise

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Linens and decor! We bought all our linens/chair covers/napkins/sashes and there’s still more things left to buy and rent! Crazy money!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@BuffaloDots:  @MrsFeatherbottom:  How much are you supposed to tip?  And who specifically?  I definitely haven’t budgeted for that, and 10% of the whole budget sounds SCARY!  :S  Thanks.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Food for you and everyone getting ready with you on the day-of, new skivvies/lingerie, wrapping paper/bows/erc. for bridal party and parent gifts, extra gas for all of the random errands you will be running (to and from the calligrapher for drop-off and pick-up, trips to the craft store for supplies, etc.), craft store supplies (seriously, how much roller tape does 1 paper project need?!?!?!), a new outfit for your bridal shower, a new outfit for your bachelorette, eating takeout because you are too overworked with wedding projects that you thought would be quick/easy and you just don’t feel like cooking, wine because it’s much more fun to assemble programs while drinking wine and watching a chick flick, etc.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We assumed postage would be standard for our invitations, but nope! We forgot how much heavier cardstock would be than regular paper so that was an unexpected surprise. Plus the additional postage to send invites over seas.

We also did not realize how much the supplies to make all of our DIY projects would be! Those paper cutters and adhesives added up really quickly.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m a server so tipping was something I always figured in..but I did forget to count a few other things in the budget. The jewelry and acessories was a big one for me. I was so focused on making sure all the big stuff was done that I had forgotten about my whole outfit (well, besides the dress). I borrowed some jewelry but still had to spend money on earrings and a clutch for the day of. I also got married in a church and didn’t realize how much the musicians would cost. Oh and don’t forget to feed your bridesmaids and groomsmen while getting ready/between ceremony and reception- that wasn’t a huge cost for me but it wasn’t exactly cheap.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Corinninninn:  how much is an officiant?

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@jbridea:  The one we decided on (who we love!) charges $350, which includes the rehearsal. But we talked to other officiants who charge up to $550-$600.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Reading some of the other posts reminded me…DON”T overspend at the craft stores! I ended up with huge bags of things I never used because I thought at some point that I would use them. Over the months of planning my wedding I had so many random ideas/concepts that I loved but then would end up changing my mind. Only buy what you know you will use.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Pink Asawa:  I wouldn’t. If its already included, why would you tip twice?

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