Reception _ The Reception is one of your biggest expenses and should be planned for carefully. Again the price and percent of your total wedding budget will vary depending on the site. Plan ahead, do some comparison shopping and visit the a few sites first. Typically costs will run around 48% for the reception. This includes the food, site rental, drinks, cake and favors. Other Important Details
At the top of any wedding budget worksheet you have the 6 most important categories: the wedding gown, bride's accessories, hair & make_up, groom's attire, groom's accessories and the wedding bands. These are the things that should always be budgeted first. After that, you have the following categories: the ceremony rental, the reception rental and equipment, celebrant's fees and flowers. Once you have budgeted money for these categories of expenses, you've got all the necessary things to get married. But of course, you have to accommodate the guests better than that.