Hidden Wedding Costs You May Not Think Of

Hidden Wedding Costs You May Not Think Of

Planning a wedding can be stressful: who are your bridesmaids going to be? Does your color palette match? Do we want a destination or in town wedding? These are all things that are going through your mind, but most importantly, are we staying on budget? There are many things that go into planning and paying for during the wedding planning process. I’m here to help with that and give you a couple of things that you may not think of.

First, is the marriage license. Yes, you’re ready to tie the knot and walk down the aisle, but have you actually made it official? The easiest place to get your marriage license is the country clerk’s office or the court clerk if you’re getting married out of state. Make sure you are bringing the appropriate identification as well. The cost ranges, but can be as low as $35!

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The next one is up in the air: wedding party gifts. This is something that you can do away with if you are close to your budget, but it’s a definite nice gesture. This is something that your friends will remember and it can be as little or big as your budget allows.

hidden wedding costs
So you found the perfect dress: the sleeves are long like you wanted, it has an open back, and a gorgeous train, but…. It doesn’t really fit like you want it to. This is a big one: alterations, and they can get expensive. Also, don’t forget the accessories that go along with it: the veil, headpiece, jewelry, and even undergarments.

hidden wedding costs
Have you ever had to send out invitations? If so, you know how expensive paper products can get. If not, you’re in for a real treat. Invitation suites can go up in price immensely so try to stick to the simple pieces and don’t go all out. You will also need to buy stamps, and those aren’t cheap either!

hidden wedding costs
Last but not least, gratuity for your vendors. I think this is a big one a lot of people either forget about or don’t allot for in their budget. This is something I highly recommend to read up on before the big day. Check around at a later date and maybe you’ll find a blog post on it! Wink, wink!!

These are definitely not all of the hidden costs that you may run into when wedding planning, but definitely some that we think here at The Yes Girls were important to point out.


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About Abbie Clinton

I've always been a social person, ever since I was little. People always told my parents that I needed to get out of my shell (kidding, of course!). I've always been very OCD about everything and organizing things from the first step. Those two qualities combined began my love affair with wedding planning. I graduated from The University of Alabama where I studied hospitality management with a concentration in events. I am currently working full time as an Event Manager in San Antonio, Texas, while doing some wedding planning and wedding photography on the side. I've always been in love with love, so you can say I'm quite excited to be working for this amazing company.

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