Overlooked Wedding Costs

Overlooked Wedding Costs

Weddings are beautiful, joyful events, but the planning process can be very stressful. There are many things to consider as you plan, and you may be tempted to skim the details. But there are some over-looked costs that you’ll want to keep in mind as you budget for your special day.

Postage

Between the save-the-date, invitation, RSVP, thank you cards and more, postage costs can add up to several hundred dollars. Regular stamps are about $0.49, but oversized, uniquely shaped, or bulky stationary can cost as much as $2.00 a piece. If you’re using a stationer service, make sure to check if postage costs are included.

Wedding dress alterations

Wedding dresses are expensive enough, and the cost usually doesn’t include alterations. A simple hem may only run you a hundred dollars or so, but rebuilding a bodice could cost upward of $500. Make sure to ask about these costs upfront so you’re not blind-sighted down the line. Many shops offer a flat-fee for alterations, but you’ll want to know the details of what that covers to determine if it’s worth your while.

Food and beyond

There’s more to the dining experience than just the food – from the linens to the service to the set up and break down, there’s a lot that goes into creating a wonderful reception. That’s why using a catering company with experienced staff can help save you stress and avoid overspending. Here at TJ’s Professional Catering Services, we go above and beyond to meet and exceed your expectations, ensuring that your wedding is exactly as you dreamed. Contact us today to learn more about our services!

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