Checklist for your wedding budget

As we are starting a new year, it is also the right time to start to work properly on your wedding. In order to help you to estimate and to control your wedding budget, you’ll find a check list of what you have to think about. I have tried to be as complete as possible. Let me know if you think about something else. I have divided the budget in 10 main categories.

1. Wedding budget: APPAREL

Gown / Bridal Shoes  / Bridal slip / lingerie

Hosiery / Jewelry / Bridal Headpiece or veil

 Bridesmaid dresses /Bridesmaid accessories / Bridesmaid shoes

Groom’s tux / Groomsmen tuxes

Children’s apparel

Gown preservation

Rehersal clothes

Day after clothes

wedding budget apparel

2. Wedding budget: VENUE

Rental price of the wedding venue / Additional cost for extra hours

Accomodation on site

Venue for rehersal dinner and / or day after event (BRUNCH)


Swimming-pool guard if needed

Breakfast if not included

Tent for PLAN B

wedding budget venue

3. Wedding venue: CATERING

Wedding diner

Drink package (alcoholic and non acoholic) or purchase directly to a wholesaler

Wedding cake

Tables, chairs, cutlery, napkins, tableclothes rental

Table accessories (for decoration) like candles

Table plan

Extra hours for the waiters

Staff menu for your vendors

Rehersal diner

Brunch or lunch the day after

wedding budget stationnery

4. Wedding budget: STATIONARY

Wedding invitations + maps  + list of hotels

Thank you note


Ceremony leaflet

Bridal book with pens

Labels and other decoration items

Panels to indicate directions

wedding budget stationnery


Photographer from the preparation to the first dance

Photographe for the rehearsal if needed

Photographe for the day after

Photo album

Engagement session

Trash the dress shooting

Save the Date

Short edit of the wedding

Wedding video

Lip dub


wedding budget photographer

6. Wedding budget: CEREMONY


Venue rental or donation to the religious venue

Arch, Houppa or any other decoration

Chairs and decoration

Alley decoration

Flower petals or any other items to throw at the end of the ceremony

Sound system

Live band or musicians

 7. Wedding budget: BEAUTY TREATMENT

Hairdressing and make up trial

Hairdressing and make up on the wedding days

Hairdressing and make up for the guests

8. Wedding budget: ENTERTAINMENT

Photobooth and accessories

Wedding tree

Candy bar other

Magician, clown for kids + Babysitters

Live bands

DJ (music in between sets)

Light and sound system for the dance floor

Extra decoration lights (garlands- fairy light skies-amber spots)

wedding budget entertainment

9. Wedding budget: TRANSPORT

Trips by train or car or plane to prepare the wedding

Hotel nights to prepare the wedding

Bridal car

Shuttles for guests

wedding budget transport

 10. Wedding budget: MISCELLANEOUS

Wedding planner

Wedding designer (table plan- name tags- details- guest books-guests favours)


7 comments Add yours
  1. Hi

    My fiance and I are looking into beach weddings and would like some information about a beach wedding in Corsica, France. Would you be able to send more information about your services and what a beach wedding and catering would cost for a wedding party of 50?

    Many thanks and best wishes


  2. Dear Reader,

    My fiance and I are trying to plan a cosy, small yet romantic wedding on the beach somewhere in Nice for about 12 people. We do have a budget of 6000euro’s and were wondering if you could help us.

    Kind regards,

  3. Hello,

    Me and the fiancée want to get married at the French Riveria.. We wanted to know more about your packages?

  4. Hello,

    We are looking to accomodate our friends and family 80-90 people for a 2-3 night stay for our wedding in Aug 2017. Most already live in France. The goal is to unite everyone for a wedding celebration in one location! Castle or, villa on vineyard .
    Do you have any suggests for ideal venues?

    Thank you
    Carole Douriez

  5. Hello

    I hope you are well.

    I was wondering if I could have your contact details to speak to you regarding your wedding planning services for a wedding in 2018.

    Many thanks


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