Infographic: Where does the wedding money go?

Creating a wedding budget and sticking to it is one of the most important things to do early in the wedding planning process.  Setting an overall budget and then allocating amounts toward each vendor category will help you be in control of your expenses.  Knowing how much you can spend in each category also helps you choose vendors that are in your price point.

Here is what a typical wedding breakdown looks like.  This budget doesn't include an amount for miscellaneous expenses, which will occur.  

For each bride, the amount that they budget for each category will depend upon their preferences and what is most important to them.   You may choose to save in one area and splurge in another.