8 Hidden Wedding Costs You Need to Add to Your Budget-List!

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Planning a wedding can be tough on your wallet. To avoid panic and stress, we will share with you the 8 most common hidden expenses associated to the venue, food, flowers and more. Plan for these costs, prepare beforehand and stick to your wedding budget.

  1. The Engagement Party

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Often, this gets overlooked when planning a wedding because it is not something that is for your actual wedding day. From booking a venue to purchasing an outfit for the party, expect to chalk up a good chunk of change for this celebration with family and friends.

  1. Postage

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Make sure you weigh your wedding invitations before sending them out. Wedding invitations often need extra postage due to their weight and shape. If it’s heavier than a typical card, additional postage is required. Though it may seem like a relatively small expense, if you’re sending out 100 or more invitations, it can add up very quickly.

  1. Vendor Transportation

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Sometimes couples wants to hire a band or a photographer from a different location or state or country, which is great. But don’t be surprised if they ask you to pay for their transportation. And that can add up to hundreds of rupees. TIP: Ask your wedding planner or a well-known from that area to advise you about local professionals. We know it is hard to plan your wedding from afar and you don’t know the companies over there, so why don’t you ask someone to help you find the perfect match for the big day.

  1. Thank you gifts

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On top of purchasing gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen, it can be easy to fail to remember other special people, such as your flower girls and your ring bearers. It goes without saying that parents also deserve a little something special, so calculate those gifts into your budget as well.

  1. Venue Lighting

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Do you want an awesome set-up of lights for your reception? What about rows of string lights for a warm glow during dinner? Expect to pay a pretty penny — some light set-ups can cost you up to 100,000/- INR making this hidden cost a big one to ignore. The best wedding venues in Delhi will help you out in all these small things.

6.    Transportation for your guests

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Though it may not apply to everyone, many couples opt to foot the bill if there are several out-of-town guests, if it’s a destination wedding, or if guests become too intoxicated to drive home. Plan beforehand to make sure there is no stress the day of your wedding concerning your guests’ safety.

  1. Travel and Accommodations

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It’s not uncommon for the engaged couple to stay at a hotel the night before their wedding, and often the bride will pay for her bridesmaids to stay with her. And if you’re not getting married in your city or town, you may have to make multiple trips the city where your wedding will be held to look at venues or meet with vendors. Be sure to consider these costs when deciding where you’ll be married.

8.     Cake-cutting fee

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If you hire an outside vendor to make your cake, some venues will charge you per slice for cutting and plating. Make sure you speak with your vendor about this before the big day, as this can set you back a few hundred thousand.


Last but not the least, keep in mind that tipping your vendors in some cases is expected, so be sure to set aside extra money for them the day of the wedding.

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