We all love weddings – They are beautiful events that are welcome all year round. What many forget is that they actually cost money, and that every step of it starting from the engagement will need to be budgeted for in one way or the other. While family and friends may chip in, you might still be required to dig deep into your pockets. Here are some of the wedding costs that are often overlooked.
Bachelorette parties are getting bigger by the day. Many people are not willing to settle for simple parties at the house. Instead they end up going on a trip out of town in a dream destination. This means travel by air or a fleet of vehicles. It also means spending the night at a luxurious hotel together with your bridesmaids to be.
You’ll definitely have to eat and drink as this is more of a celebration. The boys on the other side will also need to enjoy a similar night and incur the same costs or more. All these costs can escalate to a figure that you had not really imagined. Getting these parties budgeted for from the beginning is a great way to avoid unpleasant surprises.
You want to look your best on your wedding day. Besides the attire, you want to radiate beauty and elegance. Getting ready for the wedding day will require you to go for a series of beauty treatments during the months leading up to your wedding. Spas, facials and nail bar treatments will cost money.
You’ll need to experiment with several make up kits, nail polish colours to see what works best for you. You might also need to join a gym or enlist a trainer to help you get your groove back (if you happen to have lost it). While you may not think so, all these things will cost you quite an amount of money. Knowing the limits of what you can afford should help you in making the right choices on this.
Décor Beyond Flowers
You’ve probably set a budget for wedding flowers – a good thing. Did it ever occur to you that you will need more than flowers to make your wedding look as magnificent as you’ve always imagined it? Glass centre-pieces, candles, specialty linens, lanterns and other vintage decor add that glamorous touch to your wedding look.
Basically, décor is going to go beyond flowers and you will be required to cater for the extra cost. Getting a wedding vendor who deals with the whole package will be a better idea as it might save you from even the logistical costs.
Creating a realistic budget and sticking to it is the one sure way of ensuring that you do not exceed your capacities. Listing all the events associated with the wedding and coming up with budgets for them is also a brilliant idea in ensuring that you do not have any forgotten costs.