Along with the site rental and reception costs there are things that need to be planned for ahead of time. These are all included below. Keep a careful eye out for the things that you think are important to your wedding in particular and things that don't matter so much. Attire The attire for the wedding includes such things as the wedding dress, viel, tuxedoes and bridesmaid dresses. Depending on your own style preferences and choices this category of items can run between 8 to 12%.
Photographs _ which professional company are you going to choose Music _ DJ Entertainment or live music, what about lighting design Rentals _ Would you like a photo booth rental at your reception Transportation _ a limousine, a luxury rental car, friend's new car, or family car _ The cost breakdown should be flexible enough to allow for minor changes. It is better to account for changes than wait until the last minute. However, some budgets have the freedom to move around for last minute budgeting. Most vendors understand this, and will give you the option to upgrade or add on a service a month before the wedding. Reputable services require a 50% non_refundable retainer payment in order to reserve your date. Typically, any outstanding balances will be due 2 weeks prior to your big day.