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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Bouquet of orange nerines
Credit: Tara Donne; Flowers: Nicolette Camille

Attire: $1,571 to $2,618

Bride accessories: $200 to $333
Groom accessories: $105 to $175
Groom suit/tux: $144 to $240
Hair/makeup service: $105 to $175
Headpiece/veil: $187 to $312
Wedding dress: $830 to $1,383

Ceremony: $1,809 to $3,017

Ceremony accessories: $117 to $195
Ceremony decorations: $348 to $581
Ceremony location: $407 to $679
Officiate/pastor/priest: $146 to $244
Rehearsal dinner: $791 to $1,318

Entertainment: $2,017 to $3,363

Ceremony/reception band: $1,189 to $1,982
Ceremony/reception DJ: $454 to $757
Ceremony/reception musicians: $374 to $624

Flowers: $1,269 to $2,114

Boutonnieres/corsages: $111 to $184
Bride bouquet: $95 to $158
Bridesmaid bouquets: $151 to $252
Ceremony flowers: $271 to $451
Flower girl flowers: $30 to $51
Reception flowers: $611 to $1,018

Gifts and Favors: $637 to $1,061

Gifts for attendant: $295 to $491
Gifts for each other: $238 to $396
Gifts for parents: $104 to $174

Invitations and Stationery: $652 to $1,002

Bridal shower invitations: $63 to $105
Guestbook: $30 to $51
Invitations & reply cards: $266 to $444
Personal stationery: $84 to $140
Save the date cards: $103 to $171
Thank you cards: $55 to $91

Jewelry: $3,857 to $6,429

Engagement ring: $2,870 to $4,784
Her ring: $579 to $965
His ring: $408 to $680

Honeymoon/Planning: $3,141 to $5,236

Honeymoon: $2,311 to $3,852
Bridal consultant/planner: $830 to $1,384

Photographer/Videographer: $2,189 to $3,648

Photographer: $1,268 to $2,113
Videographer: $921 to $1,535

Reception: $9,749 to $16,248

Reception beverages/bartender: $1,381 to $2,302
Bride/groom hotel: $174 to $289
Cake: $334 to $557
Cake knife set: $27 to $45
Cake topper: $26 to $43
Reception decorations/centerpieces: $667 to $1,112
Favors: $223 to $371
Reception food service: $4,703 to $7,839
Reception location: $1,529 to $2,549
Reception rentals: $685 to $1,141

Transportation: $604 to $1,007

Car rental: $188 to $314
Limo rental: $416 to $693

Source: CostofWedding.com