When planning a wedding, most couples will only compute the essentials: the event and reception. They often forget about everything else, which is a big no-no, as you have to consider everything during the computation.
If you want to stay within budget, it would be best to contact luxury wedding planners in London and ask for their professional help. They are used to complicated computations and know what should go into account, so you will never go over your budget.
Here are some of the most common ones that are often forgotten:
Whether it is a formal wedding or a civil partnership, you have to pay a certain fee if you want to register your marriage and make it official. As of March 2018, the government is currently charging £46 if you are having the ceremony at a register office. Take note that this amount can change and may increase for certain venues. For marriage and civil partnerships certificates, a £4 (day of the event) or £10 (after the event) charge may apply.
Some event venues may not include everything in their fees and may ask for some extras after the event. Some may charge you for delivery fees, VAT, and even corkage, so make sure to ask about those things beforehand to avoid confusion. Paying additional staff can likewise be charged under your name, so clear that up even before signing on the dotted line.
Outfit alterations are a different story from having your gowns and suits custom-made. You might have paid for these already, but outfit alterations are sometimes necessary. This is especially true if the outfits were created months before the event. Alteration costs can be a bit high, especially when it comes to wedding gowns and suits. Make sure to include this in your budget as well.
Being attentive and asking your wedding planners about the above-mentioned things will save you from all the hassle and headache. Good luck and best wishes!