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: $1,674 to $2,789

Bride accessories: $213 to $354
Groom accessories: $112 to $187
Groom suit/tux: $154 to $256
Hair/makeup service: $112 to $187
Headpiece/veil: $199 to $332
Wedding dress: $884 to $1,473

Ceremony: $1,929 to $3,212

Ceremony accessories: $125 to $208
Ceremony decorations: $371 to $618
Ceremony location: $434 to $723
Officiate/pastor/priest: $156 to $259
Rehearsal dinner: $843 to $1,404

Entertainment: $2,150 to $3,582

Ceremony/reception band: $1,267 to $2,111
Ceremony/reception DJ: $484 to $806
Ceremony/reception musicians: $399 to $665

Flowers: $1,351 to $2,251

Boutonnieres/corsages: $118 to $197
Bride bouquet: $101 to $168
Bridesmaid bouquets: $161 to $268
Ceremony flowers: $288 to $480
Flower girl flowers: $32 to $54
Reception flowers: $651 to $1,084

Gifts and Favors: $678 to $1,130

Gifts for attendant: $314 to $523
Gifts for each other: $253 to $422
Gifts for parents: $111 to $185

Invitations and Stationery: $639 to $1,066

Bridal shower invitations: $67 to $111
Guestbook: $32 to $54
Invitations & reply cards: $284 to $473
Personal stationery: $89 to $149
Save the date cards: $109 to $182
Thank you cards: $58 to $97

Jewelry: $4,109 to $6,848

Engagement ring: $3,057 to $5,096
Her ring: $617 to $1,028
His ring: $435 to $724

Honeymoon/Planning: $3,346 to $5,577

Honeymoon: $2462 to $4103
Bridal consultant/planner: $884 to $1,474

Photographer/Videographer: $2,331 to $3,885

Photographer: $1,350 to $2,250
Videographer: $981 to $1,635

Reception: $10,384 to $17,307

Reception beverages/bartender: $1,471 to $2,452
Bride/groom hotel: $185 to $308
Cake: $356 to $593
Cake knife set: $29 to $48
Cake topper: $27 to $45
Reception decorations/centerpieces: $711 to $1,185
Favors: $237 to $395
Reception food service: $5,010 to $8,350
Reception location: $1,629 to $2,715
Reception rentals: $729 to $1,216

Transportation: $644 to $1,073

Car rental: $201 to $335
Limo rental: $443 to $738

Source: CostofWedding.com