Bridesmaid's gifts, Transportation, Stationary _ 2% each Rentals, Miscellaneous _ 3% each Flowers _ 10% Photography _ 11% DJ entertainment and Lighting Design _ 10% Bridal Attire _ 12% Reception _ 45% These figures can be a good starting point for budgeting your wedding. Obviously, nothing is set in stone but if you follow a budget, you should be around the figure you would like to keep the total cost at. The percentage is based on the total cost. So, if you would like to spend ฤꯠ total on a wedding, űꯠ (ฤꯠ x 45%) shall be allocated for the reception. The responsibility of cost for a wedding is stated by tradition. There is no right or wrong way to figure costs. It is a matter of choice and it's something that you should discuss with both sets of parents. More than likely they will incur some of the financial burden. They will also want to be involved in your decision making process.
When you start working with making a household budget it is extremely important to track your spending and all your expense both on a weekly and monthly basis. Many people dread tracking their expenses and recording every receipt but this is by far the best way to gain control over your spending. There is always a huge gap between what people think they spend and what they actually spend each month. So, tracking your spending is the only way to establish a working budget.