Our News

These Wedding Expenses Cost More Than You Realize

Posted in: Catering Company

Raleigh Caterers

As you’re planning out your wedding budget, you need to be aware that there are a few items that might be more costly than you once expected. It’s good to know the cost of these upfront so you won’t be caught off-guard.

Here are a few wedding expenses that you might find to be surprisingly pricey. Do you need Raleigh caterers for your wedding reception? Call Catering by Design today! You’ll love our menu selections and prices.

A Few Costly Wedding Expenses

Alterations
If you purchased your wedding gown from a place that does not offer free alterations, just know that this cost could add an extra $500 to your dress budget. Be sure to call around to your local tailors to find one that specializes in wedding gowns.

Rentals
The Wedding Report also states that couples spent almost $1800 on rentals in 2015. So, when picking your venues, be sure to inquire about what is and is not included in your rental fee. This also goes for your catering vendor, find out upfront if you will be paying extra for tables, chairs, plates, stemware, silverware, linens, or other specialty rentals. These costs can add up quickly so budget appropriately!

Cake
Couples spent approximately $500 on wedding cakes in 2014. This traditional sweet treat can eat up your budget unless you’ve planned for it. If you want a really fancy cake, then you can expect to spend a few thousand dollars. You should also be aware of any fees regarding the cutting of the cake. These can run anywhere between $1-$4 per slice.

Photographer
Some might think that a wedding photographer might not be that expensive, however that can be one of the biggest mistakes you can make. A wedding photographer might be one of the largest expenses you incur after the venue costs. The Wedding Report shows that the average U.S. couple spent $1,600 on wedding photographer vendors in 2014. In Raleigh, packages can run as high as $5,000.

Affordable Raleigh Caterers for Wedding Receptions | Catering by Design

If you are looking for reliable Raleigh caterers for your wedding reception, please call Catering by Design today. Our team of highly trained professionals is ready to take your call to schedule your service, or tasting today. We are an award winning catering company that can handle wedding receptions of any size. Brides, click here to check out our menus, or call us today and and ask about our free menu tastings!