5 Unexpected Wedding Costs

Updated: Aug 23

A wedding is expensive, we all know that, but honestly, you never truly understand how expensive a wedding is until you're planning your own - I mean, for me anyway.

So, the basics, we all know that you have to pay for the big things such as the venue, your wedding dress, the groom's suit, videography/photography, even the registrar - here I am feeling like I know it all, this is standard, right?

Right, but once you slowly get though your checklist, you start to realise that there are so many small fees that don't get brought up as much - so here are a few things I have recently come across, which may hopefully help you...

1. Bridesmaid Proposals

The moment I got popped the question, I knew it was my turn to do the same to the siblings to ask them in a special way to stand up there with me on our special day - things like this just can't be done via a phone call, even a lunch date will not suffice for me (especially during a pandemic) - so something creative in box from was the way to go, but either way, these things add up - so I created my own proposal boxes on a budget.

2. Postage

We were way too excited to send out our save the dates, we found some really cute ones on Etsy, which included envelopes and everything but funnily enough, what we did not consider was the extra cost of having the fee of the postage stamps.

Top tip: make sure to weight your envelopes and the shape of it, as this can bump up the price, or if you are completely unaware this is a thing like we did - it may result in your guests having to fork out the extra fee to receive it.

Also, remember the cost is double if you are sending out both save the dates and invitations, which luckily we've managed to avoid due to having an online wedding invitations.