Use these price ranges as a guide when planning the budget for your big day.

By Real Simple
Updated January 27, 2009
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Wedding cake decorated with doilies
Inspired by layers of lace, doily shapes create a modern romantic look.
| Credit: The Cake Girls

Attire: $1,822 to $3,034

Bride accessories: $232 to $386
Groom accessories: $122 to $203
Groom suit/tux: $167 to $279
Hair/makeup service: $122 to $203
Headpiece/veil: $217 to $361
Wedding dress: $962 to $1,602

Ceremony: $2,101 to $3,496

Ceremony accessories: $136 to $226
Ceremony decorations: $404 to $673
Ceremony location: $473 to $787
Officiate/pastor/priest: $170 to $282
Rehearsal dinner: $918 to $1,528

Entertainment: $2,340 to $3,896

Ceremony/reception band: $1,379 to $2,296
Ceremony/reception DJ: $527 to $877
Ceremony/reception musicians: $434 to $723

Flowers: $1,470 to $2,449

Boutonnieres/corsages: $128 to $214
Bride bouquet: $110 to $183
Bridesmaid bouquets: $175 to $292
Ceremony flowers: $314 to $522
Flower girl flowers: $35 to $59
Reception flowers: $708 to $1,179

Gifts and Favors: $739 to $1,230

Gifts for attendant: $342 to $569
Gifts for each other: $276 to $459
Gifts for parents: $121 to $202

Invitations and Stationery: $696 to $1,160

Bridal shower invitations: $73 to $121
Guestbook: $35 to $59
Invitations & reply cards: $309 to $514
Personal stationery: $97 to $162
Save the date cards: $119 to $198
Thank you cards: $63 to $106

Jewelry: $4,475 to $7,449

Engagement ring: $3,330 to $5,543
Her ring: $672 to $1,118
His ring: $473 to $788

Honeymoon/Planning: $3,644 to $6,066

Honeymoon: $2681 to $4463
Bridal consultant/planner: $963 to $1603

Photographer/Videographer: $2,539 to $4,227

Photographer: $1,470 to $2,448
Videographer: $1,069 to $1,779

Reception: $11,307 to $18,824

Reception beverages/bartender: $1,602 to $2,667
Bride/groom hotel: $201 to $335
Cake: $387 to $645
Cake knife set: $31 to $52
Cake topper: $30 to $49
Reception decorations/centerpieces: $774 to $1,289
Favors: $258 to $430
Reception food service: $5,456 to $9,082
Reception location: $1,774 to $2,953
Reception rentals: $794 to $1,322

Transportation: $701 to $1,166

Car rental: $219 to $364
Limo rental: $482 to $802

Source: CostofWedding.com