Forgotten Wedding Expenses
17 Hidden Wedding Expenses That Probably Aren't on Your Budget Spreadsheet
The Service Charge at the Venue
In the (completely understandable) excitement about menu choices and wine, we completely forgot to include the venue's service charge in our wedding budget. It's often mentioned at the end of an agreement so isn't in the final quoted figure. Our service charge will be 10 percent of our final bill; 15 percent to 25 percent seems to be the standard in the US, so take a similar figure into account when planning your celebration, plus any further tips you plan to give on the day.