Of course, one of the most important things to do when you’re in the initial stages of planning a wedding is to make a financial plan. Another widely accepted thing about weddings is that things often don’t go completely according to plan.

There are so many costs involved with planning a wedding that you’ll probably forget to account for a few things. It’s not really a problem, as long as you actually set aside some funds in your budget to deal with these costs as they arise. Another helpful thing to do is consider the most commonly overlooked costs, such as the following…

Legal costs

One of the most important considerations when it comes to the ceremony of marriage is the legal documents you will need for the partnership to be valid. This isn’t that complicated or costly, even if you’re getting married abroad, but there might be some charges so it’s best to make sure you’re aware of what these are in your situation.

Service charge

On top of your venue costs, there may be additional charges for various things depending on the in-house services you opt to take advantage of. You could be landed with extra bills for waiting staff, bartenders, laying tables for catering and more. Make sure these are all agreed in advance to avoid nasty surprises.

Cleaning fees

Something many people don’t consider is that your venue will always have to be cleaned after the wedding. Although your guests may be perfectly civilised, it’s inevitable there will be a lot of mess when many people are gathered in one place, so remember to budget for this bill which will come towards the end of the process.

Backup plans

You should make sure there is a separate fund available for emergencies, in case something comes up at the last minute. Cancellation may be a problem if you’re hiring various services and relying on many different people’s schedules going to plan, so if you can afford to replace anything at the last minute, this is a good insurance policy.