Hidden Wedding Costs
You may be doing your best to keep your wedding budget in check, but you can still easily wind up paying much more for your nuptials than you'd planned. TheKnot.com has listed some of the most common money pits that can slip by unnoticed. Try to keep these hidden costs in mind when planning the big day! Renting sound equipment can be very expensive. If you're planning on having the reception in a large hall, make sure to check with the DJ or band to see what their policy is on rental costs. Wedding invites are usually pretty big, so on average you're going to end up paying two dollars each for shipping. Multiply that by 120 or so, and that's a pretty penny. Skip the fancy boxed invites and go for something simpler. Cake cutting fees can run as high as five bucks a guest. Usually your reception site will include this cost, but if you get your cake from a third party you could be looking at an unexpectedly large bill when it's time to pay up. Work with the site's baker instead. There's no reason he won't do as good a job as a dedicated cake boutique.