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Don't delay, Heidi Allen's here to show you how to budget your wedding



Have you done pre-wedding research? Heidi Allen gives us financial tips and strategies that'll help you keep your wedding day costs in check.

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Expenses Spent % of Total Budget My Estimate What was Spent

Ceremony: Location fee, officiant fee, marriage license, musician's fees, ring 

 2% - 3.5%
   

Reception: Reception Site, Food, Drinks, Rentals, Cake, Favors
 30% - 48%    

Attire: Dress, Headpiece/veil, undergarments and hosiery, shoes, accessories, jewelry, hair and makeup, Groom's Tuxedo or Suit, shoes, bow tie, cuff links, studs, suspenders
10% - 18%     

Rings: His and her rings, engraving  8% - 12%    

Flowers: Ceremony, bride's bouquet, maid-of-honor and bridesmaid's bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, centrepieces, flower-girl basket
 5% - 13%
   

Music: Ceremony musicians and / or DJ, cocktail hour musicians, sound system rental  5% - 8%    

Photographer: Photographer and videographer's fees, albums, additional prints, disposable cameras for candids.  7% - 12%    

Transportation: Transportation for wedding party, guest shuttle and / or parking attendants  2%    

Stationary: Invitations, response cards, thank you notes, postage, calligraphy, guest book  3% - 5%    

Gifts: Bridesmaid and groomsmen, parents, welcome baskets for out-of-town guests  3%    

Monday, April 25, 2011