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How to Estimate the Budget of a Wedding

Image Copyright svilen001 the basis of the interview with bride, groom and their parents, create a handy checklist of expenses for estimating the budget of the wedding.

Here is an example of a handy checklist

1) Floral delivery and setup fee (to the florist) 

2) Decoration fee (to the decorator) 

3) Engagement, wedding and Reception site fee (to the venue manager) 

4) Catering fee 

5) Musicians fee

6) Photographer's fee 

7) Cost of: bride and groom's album, extra prints, negatives 

8) Videographer's fee 

9) Cost of: video album (usually VCD / CD) with title and photo montage, Extra copies of video album 

10) Accommodation and transportation cost for guests and other wedding Related activities.

11) Cost of rented items like Tent, wedding furniture, lighting and sound systems, cars etc. 

12) Cost of gifts given to the groom and family members. 

13) Cost of Jewellery given to the bride by groom's parents 

14) Wedding consultant's fee 

15) Cost of bride and groom's attires for engagement, Tilak, Ladies Sangeet wedding and Reception Ceremony. 

16) Boutique fee (for making and designing bride and groom attires) 

17) Cost of bridal Jewellery and trousseau. 

18) Hairdresser's fee 

19) Bridal Makeup artist's fee 

20) Fee of Groom's Makeup artist 

21) Manicurist's fee 

22) Pedicurist's fee 

23) Facial fee 

24) Expenditure on fireworks display 

25) DJ's fee 

26) Rent of DJ floor 

27) Professional/Pop singer's fee 

28) Security personnels' fee 

29) Registrar fee (for issuing a marriage certificate) 

30) Mehendi artist fee 

31) Cost of bride and groom's engagement rings 

32) Cost of garland 

33) Cost of lighting and floral decoration at bride and groom's homes 

34) Stage Setup fee 

35) Petal tossing fee 

36) Cost of wedding band

37) Cost of fireworks display

38) Cost of decorating a wedding car 

39) Cost of hiring a wedding car 

40) Fee of wedding car driver


To estimate the overall budget of the wedding conduct risk Analysis And review historical data also.