Assume that everything with the word "wedding" attached to it has been marked up anywhere from 25-300% or more!
Items or Vendors Add The Word "Wedding" and $$ Goes Up!
- Shoes Become "Wedding" Shoes
- Cake Becomes "Wedding" Cake
- Photographer Becomes "Wedding" Photographer
My advice is, wherever possible, to purchase "non wedding" versions of what you need. For example, I found an absolutely beautiful and delicious non-traditional cake (layers of French pastry and custard with fresh berries and decorated with flowers instead of traditional white cream, towers and figurines) that was 50% less than any "wedding" cake. It actually looked more expensive than a wedding cake and everyone commented on how original and creative it was.