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wedding componentincludesapproximate % ototal budgetsample budgetyour estimate
ceremonyociant ee, site donationor ceremony ee,accessories (runner, mic),marriage license2%$560$_______receptionood and beverage, cake,service charges (waitstaand bartenders), site andrental ees48%$13,440$_______photo & videophotographer, video-grapher, prints and albums12%$3,360$_______musicceremony musicians,cocktail-hour musicians,reception entertainment(band, DJ, or sound systemrental)8%$2,240$_______fowerspersonal fowers(bouquets, boutonnieres,corsages), ceremony décor,reception décor andarrangements9%$2,520$_______attirebride’s gown, veil, shoes,purse, lingerie, jewelry,hair and makeup / groom’stux or suit8%$2,240$_______stationerysave-the-dates, invitationsand inserts, programs,thank-you cards, placecards, table cards, menucards, calligraphy, postage5%$1,400$_______transportationbridal party, guest shuttle,bride and groom, parking2%$560$_______gitsavors, attendant gits,welcome baskets,parent gits3%$840$_______wedding ringshis, hers, engraving3%$840$_______total budget100%$28,000 (based onnational average)$_______
Items not included that you may want to actor into your calculations: wedding consul-tant, bride and groom accommodations, pre- and post-wedding events (bridesmaid luncheon, rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch), and honeymoon.
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