The Wedding Day Expenses No One Tells You About

Hi it’s Courtney, your creative wedding specialist at Events Beyond! I’m here to make your engagement an enjoyable time and your wedding planning memorable, fun and as stress-free as possible!

Being newly engaged can be exciting but at the same time overwhelming. Doing tons of research can be super time-consuming and in some cases, stressful. With my blog, my goal is to help guide you through the wedding planning process and point you in the right direction.

When you’re planning a wedding, many unforeseen costs tend to arise that weren’t factored in at the start of your planning. Before determining your budget, check out our list of things to consider:

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Unforeseen costs may include:

  • Shipping and delivery fees

  • Restocking fees

  • Gratuities for vendors and venues

  • Fitting and alterations

  • Dry cleaning

  • Travel and lodging costs

  • Transportation costs

  • Vendor meals

  • Bridal shower attire

  • Church and pastor costs


And the list goes on!

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(1) Postage for Invitations + Guest Returns

  • The size and shape of envelopes, pretty wedding stamps, return stamps, extra invites and damages are things to account for when it comes to your wedding invitations

(2) Miscellaneous Expenses for the Bride + Groom

  • Marriage license

  • Insurance for wedding day + rings

  • Undergarments

  • Wedding accessories including veils, ties + cufflinks

  • Pre-wedding beauty expenses including mani, pedi, waxing + haircuts (Bride)

  • Pre-wedding grooming including haircut + shoe shining (Groom)

  • Teeth whitening

  • Hair + makeup trials

  • Additional alterations + fittings

  • Gym or wedding fitness preparation

  • Engagement ring cleaning

  • Dry cleaning

  • Perfume and cologne

  • Engagement photography

  • Bridal shower attire

  • Rehearsal attire

(3) Lodging

  • Hotel costs for the bride and groom, bridal party + out-of-town guests (if applicable)

  • Travel expenses for family + friends (if applicable)

(4) Rehearsal Costs

  • Hosting out-of-town guests for food + drinks

I can’t stress how important it is to think about these unexpected and hidden costs that come with your special day.

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