You have a vision for your wedding, and likely you have been dreaming about what this day will look like when it finally all comes together. It is so easy to get inspired from blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, and magazines, but can be even easier to get ahead of yourself when planning a wedding that will actually fit within your budget. 

At NV Bridal Société, we want to help you prepare for all aspects of your wedding, including but not limited to your beauty, nutrition, fitness, venue, and of course the budget that comes along with it. For this reason, we have created an entire Bridal Planning Checklist that is available to all our brides to help them plan the ultimate bridal experience. In addition to this, we wanted to share with you in this blog, some of the items that should be on your budget planning checklist for services and items needed to prepare for your special day! 

 

WHAT ITEMS TO BUDGET:

 

There are various events leading up to your wedding and on your wedding day that need to be considered in your budget. This includes your ceremony costs, reception costs, attire/clothing costs, flowers, photography and media, transportation, gifts, and extras/stationary items that will be apart of the wedding. 

 

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR CEREMONY BUDGET PLANNING:

 

Note: for each of these, it is a good idea to write the price estimate, deposit required, and total payment amount when budgeting. 

Decorations

Location fee

Officiant fee

Marriage license 

Musician fees

Ring pillows

Rentals 

 

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR RECEPTION BUDGET PLANNING:

 

Decorations 

Location fee

Food

Drinks

Favours

Rentals

Cake

 

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR CLOTHING/ATTIRE BUDGET PLANNING:

 

Grooms tux/suit

Grooms shoes

Bow/tie/cuff

 

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR FLOWER BUDGET PLANNING:

 

Bouquets

Ceremony flowers including flower girl and decorations

Reception flowers

Rehearsal dinner flowers 

 

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY AND MEDIA BUDGET PLANNING:

 

Photographer

Videographer

Albums

Engagement photos

Additional prints

Disposable cameras

Photo booth 

Ceremonial musicians

Wedding band

DJ

Cocktail hour musicians

Sound system rentals

 

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR TRANSPORTATION BUDGET PLANNING:

 

Transportation for wedding party 

Guest shuttles

Parking costs 

 

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR GIFTS BUDGET PLANNING:

 

Bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts
Gifts for the parents 

Out of town guests

Party favours 

 

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ‘EXTRAS’ BUDGET PLANNING:

 

Invitations

Response cards

Thank-you cards

Postage

Guest book

We hope this list helped you consider the extent of what goes into planning for your dream wedding! If there is one thing NV Bridal Société does best, that is making a bride feel pampered, loved, and prepared for her big day! We can’t wait to help you plan your wedding with high-class experts and resources. 

Until next time,

 

XO MARISSA FROM NV BRIDAL SOCIÉTÉ.