Top 10 Commonly Forgotten Wedding Costs
So, you and your bride have set a budget for your wedding, and you are sure how much money you are going to spend, and you are configured to go, right? Well, maybe not. Have you budgeted for those pesky unexpected costs?
Unexpected wedding costs are those expenses that will come up on the day of your wedding, and since you did not plan for them, they are likely to get you into a financial crisis because you will find yourself that you have gone over your wedding budget.
It is recommended that you set aside 10% of your wedding budget for the unexpected costs.
The following are some of the forgotten wedding costs that you should look out for.
== VAT ==
When you make orders for your wedding from your supplier, ensure that you inquire whether the quoted price is inclusive of VAT. If VAT is not included in your price, then you need to include that in your wedding budget.
That is not all; you need to keep in mind that the planned VAT might change overnight without prior notice so find out all the information you can about VAT and budget for it.
== Undergarments ==
So you have tried your wedding dress, and you are comfortable with it. But are you aware that there are so many undergarments that will go it?
You might have budgeted for your tiara and veil but what about the other undergarments?
== Paper Goods ==
There are some paper goods like menus, invitation cards, ceremony program as well as place cards. Remember to include all these costs.
== Hair Trials ==
Before the real wedding day, you might want to do some test runs with your beautician. You might be required to pay for these sessions so be sure to consider this in your budget.
== Vendor Meals ==
It is most probable that on your wedding day, you will have some vendors around such as your wedding photographer, and they may require being fed.
When you sign a deal with your vendor, be sure to inquire if you will need to feed them or they will take care of themselves.
== Flowers for Other People ==
When you were placing orders for your bridal party, did you remember that your parents as well will wear a boutonniere on your big day?
Well, this might increase your wedding budget as well.
== Postage ==
So you have your wedding invitation cards, RSVP and thank you notes that you need to send, but did you remember to include the postage fee? Well, the postage fee can be a substantial amount depending on the bulk of cards you are sending so be prepared for this.
== Gifts ==
Your groomsmen and bridesmaids made your day a success, and you would like to appreciate them with a small gift. Depending on the number of your bridal party, it might cost you more than you had planned.
== Decorative Items ==
You might want to personalise your wedding day by decorating it to your taste. You might want to personalise things like napkins, match books and aisle runners. These might cost more than you had budgeted.
== Overtime ==
When you book a wedding venue, band or photographer, the contact is for a set number of hours. If your wedding extends beyond the agreed time, you are likely to pay more for the extra time.