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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Attire: $1,646 to $2,739

Bride accessories: $209 to $348
Groom accessories: $110 to $183
Groom suit/tux: $151 to $252
Hair/makeup service: $110 to $183
Headpiece/veil: $196 to $326
Wedding dress: $870 to $1447

Ceremony: $1,897 to $3,155

Ceremony accessories: $123 to $204
Ceremony decorations: $365 to $607
Ceremony location: $427 to $710
Officiate/pastor/priest: $153 to $255
Rehearsal dinner: $829 to $1379

Entertainment: $2,116 to $3,518

Ceremony/reception band: $1,247 to $2,073
Ceremony/reception DJ: $476 to $792
Ceremony/reception musicians: $393 to $653

Flowers: $1,329 to $2,212

Boutonnieres/corsages: $116 to $193
Bride bouquet: $99 to $165
Bridesmaid bouquets: $158 to $264
Ceremony flowers: $284 to $472
Flower girl flowers: $32 to $53
Reception flowers: $640 to $1065

Gifts and Favors: $668 to $1,110

Gifts for attendant: $309 to $514
Gifts for each other: $249 to $414
Gifts for parents: $110 to $182

Invitations and Stationery: $630 to $1,047

Bridal shower invitations: $66 to $110
Guestbook: $32 to $53
Invitations & reply cards: $279 to $464
Personal stationery: $88 to $146
Save the date cards: $108 to $179
Thank you cards: $57 to $95

Jewelry: $4,044 to $6,725

Engagement ring: $3.009 to $5,004
Her ring: $607 to $1,010
His ring: $428 to $711

Honeymoon/Planning: $3,293 to $5,478

Honeymoon: $2,423 to $4,030
Bridal consultant/planner: $870 to $1,448

Photographer/Videographer: $2,295 to $3,816

Photographer: $1,329 to $2,210
Videographer: $966 to $1,606

Reception: $10,219 to $16,996

Reception beverages/bartender: $1,448 to $2,408
Bride/groom hotel: $182 to $303
Cake: $350 to $582
Cake knife set: $28 to $47
Cake topper: $27 to $44
Reception decorations/centerpieces: $700 to $1,164
Favors: $233 to $388
Reception food service: $4,930 to $8,200
Reception location: $1,603 to $2,666
Reception rentals: $718 to $1,194

Transportation: $634 to $1,053

Car rental: $198 to $329
Limo rental: $436 to $724

Source: CostofWedding.com