3 Wedding Extras Couples Forget About

Engaged couples think about the big-ticket items when it comes to their wedding day, but there are several smaller details that add up over time, and 10 of those miscellaneous costs have been addressed here. However, we have three wedding extras couples forget to budget for that should be considered when it comes to additional costs. 

Vendor Trials  

Getting hair and makeup done the morning of the wedding is a common cost included in the overall wedding budget, but getting hair and makeup trials done is not. Professional hair and makeup vendors will likely require trials as part of their services, which is not unusual since they want to make sure to get the look you are going for correct before the wedding day. Trials can easily cost a hundred to a few hundred dollars each, so make sure to budget accordingly.

Unexpected Rentals

Dreaming of an outdoor wedding? There are several surprising rentals you may need to consider. Depending on the month, portable heaters or fans are a good back-up to make your guests comfortable in case of inclement weather. Same goes for electricity. So many wedding elements require power (music, lighting, food and more), you may need to rent a generator or two to power your outdoor wedding, If the outdoor space does not have an ample number of bathrooms, you may need to rent restroom trailers. 


Several venues and vendors have different package tiers to accommodate weddings. The base rate usually includes the most basic items, whereas the upgraded details you see in photos and fall in love with are additional fees. For example, a venue may offer in-house basic tables (rounds or rectangles that require a linen to cover them) and chairs (white garden chairs) in their base rental fee, but it would be an additional amount to get farm tables (no linen required) and chiavari chairs (no cover or décor needed) as upgrades.  Extras, like miscellaneous costs, can add up. The best way to make sure you stay within your budget is to account for these items and include them in the overall budget. 

Saturday, October 15, 2022

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