When you are planning for your big day, there is a lot of information to take in. What should be the theme? How much does it cost to hire a caterer? Do we need flowers? But how do you figure out what can actually fit into your budget and still have an amazing wedding experience? We’ve enlisted some budget breakdowns of the main expenses in weddings for couples who are planning their big day in Singapore. We hope you’ll find useful tips when it comes to budgeting your own wedding event!
- Pre-Wedding Photography
- Pre-Wedding Videography
- Bachelor Party
- Bachelorette Party
Although you may not be able to plan everything for your upcoming wedding, it’s important that you are aware of some pre-wedding activities that will help get the ball rolling. If planned properly ahead of time, these tasks can make all the difference when it comes down to crunch time.
Wedding Manpower & Planning
- Wedding Planner
- Wedding Officiant/Solemniser
Your perfect day deserves special attention from someone who knows how important it is for everything to go perfectly. When planning your big day, make sure you get experts in their field so they can guide the whole process along until it’s time to say “I do.”
Wedding Venue & Food
- Solemnisation Venue
- Wedding Venue
- No. of Guests & Price per pax
- Cocktail Reception
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- Engagement Ring
- Bride’s Wedding Band
- Groom’s Wedding Band
One of the most important parts in a wedding ceremony is not only what you say during your wedding vows, but also your wedding bands. Remember this when compiling your lists!
- Bridal Package
- Makeup & Hairstylists
- Pre-Wedding Treatments
Brides deserve to have the best day of their life – not only does that include your hair, makeup and gown but also all the other aspects that make up this special event. Including everything from what you’re wearing down to other little details that can help ensure your wedding is perfect and memorable in every way!
Although the bride’s dress is more important, you can’t forget about the groom. He will likely be in a suit with an elegant tie and cufflinks to match his shoes as well.
Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
- Bridesmaid Outfits
- Groomsmen Outfits
- Token of Appreciation/Red Packet
You have to take your wedding party into consideration when it comes to putting together a budget. There is no bride and groom without your wedding party, from your bridesmaids, to groomsmen, to flower girls and ringbearers. They’re all equally significant to help make this day happen!
Decor & Stationery
- Bridal Bouquet
- Bridesmaids’ Bouquets
- Aisle Pew Flowers
- Wedding Arch
- Table Centerpieces
- Invitation Cards
- Menu Cards
- Place Cards
- Postage for Invites
- Wedding Reception (photo display etc.)
- Wedding Favours
It’s not easy to make your wedding an amazing one! You might think it’s tough enough just planning the day, but what about all these other things that help make your day an even more special one? These are also some important elements to consider when budgeting for your big day!
Music & Entertainment
- Live Band
- Guest Activities (Food stations, craft bars, favour stations etc)
Some advice for your wedding: have a good DJ/Live Band, don’t hire someone who does not know how to play music that makes your guests dance. Also, make sure the venue is big enough to accommodate these entertainment activities too!
Photography & Videography
- Wedding Album
- Photo Booth
Hiring a photographer and videographer is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding because they are in charge of not only capturing every moment that happens on your big day but also making sure to capture those special moments created long before for years after.
Transport & Accommodation
- Bridal Car
- Wedding Entourage
- Transport for Overseas Guests
- Accommodation for Overseas Guests
To help you and your guests travel to and from for your wedding, you will need to take into consideration transportation planning as well as the accommodations (if required by overseas guests) for your wedding to run smoothly.
- Spending Cash
Have you and your soon-to-be husband been dreaming about where to go for the honeymoon? It’s important for both of you to have a say in what might make this unforgettable experience. The best way to do so would be by spending time with each other before saying “I Do” and planning out all aspects beforehand.
You can always find a way to make your wedding budget stretch. If you are on the fence about whether or not to spend money in one area, take this as an opportunity and try something more affordable instead! Remember that it is important to prioritize what parts of the day are most important for you (the ceremony, reception hall, dress) so that you don’t feel like you’re skimping out somewhere else. It’s also okay if some things aren’t perfect – just remember how great they’ll be when you look back at all the photos years from now. You want those memories preserved forever!
Use our FREE Wedding Budget Template to help you plan out your wedding budget for your big day – start building the wedding you’ve been dreaming of!