Image courtesy of AllWeddingSecrets.com While every couple has a different priority list when planning their budget, there is a typical break down when it comes to putting your budget together. Your wedding coordinator will have more realistic figures based on the area where you plan to get married. Here are some of the "typical" budget break downs in percent form:
According to TheKnot Here is a basic breakdown of what you can expect to pay:
Reception: 48%-50% Ceremony: 2%-3% Attire: 8%-10% Flowers: 8%-10% Entertainment/Music: 8%-10% Photography/Videography: 10%-12% Stationery: 2%-3% Wedding Rings: 2%-3% Parking/Transportation: 2%-3% Gifts: 2%-3% Miscellaneous: 8%
- To avoid stress, allot about 5% of your budget for a "just-in-case" fund.
- If you're paying for your honeymoon yourselves, remember to budget for that as well.
Looking at this breakdown, it could be very different for a couple with a very small guest list who do not plan on using special transportation or who would like to really splurge on their food and drink vs flowers etc. In the same token, some guest may want to have a larger budget for photos and videography vs entertainment. Every couple is different but it is helpful to have a basic outline to go off of.