When it comes to wedding planning, the first question on everyone’s mind is, “What is this going to cost me?”. You start thinking about all of the various aspects of your wedding like types of events, venues, decor, catering, etc. and before you know it, everything becomes quite overwhelming
With the launch of our newest product within the Planning Tools offering, Vendor Guide, we have created an all-encompassing guide for all major vendor categories to educate couples with all the right info and tools they need to search for and hire their vendor dream team. When it comes to understanding pricing and gratuity, however, there’s not much information readily available. So, we decided to go ahead and give you a breakdown of some of the key vendor categories below to give you just that!
Note: All information and opinions expressed in this blog post are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual or on any specific contract purchase. It is only intended to provide education about hiring vendors in the wedding planning industry.
Vendor Pricing, Budget, and Suggested Gratuity
All suggested pricing below is based on an average wedding guest count of 350 people.
All suggested amounts below are based off of gratuity not being included in the base pricing.
We hope this helps give some insight and expectations on budgeting for vendors. For more in depth information on contracts, pricing, negotiations, what to know or ask your vendors before and after hiring them, and much, much more…check out Cheat Sheet here. Also, check out the Master Planner for a tactical spreadsheet with all your planning needs across 20+ different tabs of information here!