Wedding Costs

We use this list as a framework to break down costs associated with weddings.

Jewelry

Engagement rings

Wedding Rings

Wedding Day accessories- earrings, necklaces, cufflinks

 

Stationary

Engagement party/ announcement

Save the Date announcement

Wedding invitation

RSVP cards

Thank You Card

Postage Stamps

Gift Book

Guest Book

Place cards

Menu Cards

*Every friend or family hosting a shower or stag party will send their own invitation.

Wedding Apparel

Wedding couple

Wedding party

Ushers

 

Photographer

Engagement party/ announcements

Showers

Wedding/ Reception

(Photographs never accompany the Bachelor/ Bachelorette parties.)

 

Videographer

Wedding & reception

 

Wedding Ceremony

Building/ site rental

Officient/ Religious figure

 

Catering

Champagne Toast

Appetizers

Cocktails/ Bar

Dinner

Dance

Tips to staff 15-20% (bartenders, servers, cooks, site managers)

*If hosting the party without a caterer, these are items you may need to rent, each item for each guest plus 5% extra for breakage. Barware is usually 2X the guest count. If parties are hosted together, such as the reception with the brunch following the next day, items will need to be rented for each party.

Serving tables

Dining tables

Cocktail tables

Chairs

Outdoor furniture

Tents/ canopies

Glassware:

Cocktail glasses

Champagne flutes

Water goblets

Wine glasses

Carafes/ pitchers

Silverware/ Cutlery:

Dinner Fork

Dinner Knives

Salad Fork

Salad Knife

Soup Spoon

Teaspoon

Dessert Fork

Serving Pieces

Serving trays

Dishes:

Dinner plate

Salad plate

Soup bowl

Bread & Butter

Dessert plate

Charger

 

Linens:

Dinner Napkins

Cocktail napkins

Table cloths

Draping

 

Candles & tealights

 

Entertainment

Grooms dinner

Wedding ceremony

Wedding reception

Cocktail party & dance

 

Flowers

Bridal breakfast

Shower hostess gift

Guest brunch following wedding (flowers from previous night may be used)

Ceremony Flowers:

Boutonnieres- Ushers, Fathers, Grandfathers, Groom, Groomsmen, Clergy, Cantor

Corsages- Mothers, Grandmothers, Bridesmaids, sisters, cantors

Bridal Bouquet

Bridesmaid Bouquets

Flowers Girl/ Ring bearer

Pew markers

Alter Flowers

Candelabra

Set-up/ breakdown charges

Reception Flowers:

Guest Book table

Buffet arrangements

Restrooms

Cocktail tables

Dining tables

Passed hors d’ourvres trays

 

Transportation

Limousine to Ceremony

Limousine to Reception

Driver tip 15-20%

Valet service at ceremony or reception

 

Salon Services

Hair Color/ Style

Waxing

Manicure/ pedicure

Tanning

Makeup

On-site services

Bridesmaids

Tip 15-20%

 

Thank you gifts

Groomsmen

Best Man

Bridesmaids

Maid/Matron of Honor

Shower/ Party Hosts

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