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Hidden Wedding Costs Every Couple Needs To Know About

Say goodbye to surprise invoices - your wallet will thank you!

Bridebook.co.uk is home to the most powerful wedding budget planner available – simply enter your wedding budget and in one click you’ll have your budget expertly assigned for you! You can finally say goodbye to spreadsheets and penny pinching.

But even the most diligent of brides-to-be can be caught off guard by some of these pesky hidden wedding costs. So if you really want your wallet to thank you, see the inside scoop on hidden costs below and start planning your own wedding budget for free today!

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  • If you are getting married in a church, remember, that you will have to pay extra for an organist, a bell ringer or a choir.
  • An off-site civil ceremony will cost more than a ceremony at a registry office.
  • Wedding dress prices often don’t include any potential alterations (and the bride usually needs approximately three fittings!)
  • Don’t forget any delivery costs. Some florists, cake makers, etc. will charge a fee when delivering from a certain distance.
  • Check if envelopes are included in the price of your stationery (can you believe that sometimes they aren’t?!)
  • Consider stamps! Depending on the weight of your invitations and on how far they will have to travel, stamps can add up!Bridebook.co.uk free online wedding planner
  • It is a good idea to think about some food for when you and your bridesmaids/groomsmen are getting ready. Alcohol and hunger do not go well together.
  • If you want to relocate your flowers from the ceremony venue to the reception venue, your florist may charge you a fee for the extra work.
  • If you are filming your wedding, some musicians may charge a fee for their performance to be filmed – so ask in advance.
  • Make sure your venue (or caterer) includes the service charge in the bill. It can be an unpleasant surprise to have another 12.5% added to your bill at the last minute.
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  • Provide nourishment for your wedding team: photographer, videographer, entertainer, band or DJ. Don’t worry; they won’t be expecting the same meals as your guests!
  • Definitely don’t forget about corkage fees. Even if you found alcohol on a massive bargain, it may not make a difference when you consider how much the venue will charge you for serving it.
  • If you are having a marquee, make sure you take out insurance that will cover any potential damage.
  • How are you getting to the church, to the party and where you are staying after? If you need a car, tractor or horse, factor that in.
  • Don’t forget about VAT. Read the small print to avoid any surprises.
  • Budget in any post-wedding spending, for example, dry cleaning the wedding dress, thank you notes, etc.
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    Just make sure you write everything down and make clear arrangements with all involved, to avoid any nasty surprises. You’re on top of it so don’t worry! If you have some more hidden costs to look out for, do share them in comments below!

     

    Happy Planning!

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