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Hidden wedding expenses you might not have budgeted for

Despite cheaper weddings being on the cards for many millennial and generation Z to-be-weds, weddings can still quite easily rack up a hefty price tag. And even with budgeting properly, there will be some expenses that sneak up on your bank account and quickly drain your balance. Here at Sweet Gibraltar Weddings, we don’t want that to happen to anyone. That’s why we’ve created a list of some of the most common wedding expenses that people forget – so you don’t.

Stationery costs

Although many more couples are opting for simple digital invitations or group event pages, many couples still prefer sending out traditional RSVPs and table placement placards. If you want professional stationery made, then depending on the size of your guest list, this is a cost that can quickly become expensive. Don’t forget postage costs too!


Though many dress-fitting companies accommodate alterations in their price tag, not all of them do. If your dress or suit doesn’t fit properly, depending on how close to your big day it is, you could incur a hefty price for paying to have the clothing altered. The closer the big day, the more rushed the job – the pricier the alteration!


In the excitement of planning all of the big things (dresses, venue, decoration, etc) you might forget to think about one of the most important things that actually certify you as married – registration. This includes the marriage licence, giving notice, and registering your marriage.


Again, this is something that not every couple chooses to do – after all, surely the memory of the big day alone should be enough! However, if you do choose to buy favours for your guests or wedding party, remember to account for this in your spending plans, as even cheap gifts can quickly amass to hundreds extra in your budget.

Choose Sweet Gilbraltar Weddings

If you need friendly, professional wedding planners to help you thoroughly plan out your dream wedding, look no further than Sweet Gibraltar Weddings. Though we’re based in Gibraltar we offer our services all around the world, so get in touch today!