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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 hydrangeas and lemon leaves
Credit: Debra McClinton

Attire: $2,021 to $3,331

Bride accessories: $257 to $424
Groom accessories: $135 to $223
Groom suit/tux: $185 to $305
Hair/makeup service: $135 to $223
Headpiece/veil: $241 to $397
Wedding dress: $1,068 to $1,759

Ceremony: $2,331 to $3,838

Ceremony accessories: $151 to $248
Ceremony decorations: $448 to $738
Ceremony location: $525 to $864
Officiate/pastor/priest: $189 to $311
Rehearsal dinner: $1,018 to $1,677

Entertainment: $2,597 to $4,277

Ceremony/reception band: $1,531 to $2,521
Ceremony/reception DJ: $584 to $962
Ceremony/reception musicians: $482 to $794

Flowers: $1,634 to $2,691

Boutonnieres/corsages: $142 to $234
Bride bouquet: $122 to $201
Bridesmaid bouquets: $195 to $321
Ceremony flowers: $349 to $574
Flower girl flowers: $39 to $65
Reception flowers: $787 to $1,296

Gifts and Favors: $819 to $1,350

Gifts for attendant: $379 to $625
Gifts for each other: $306 to $504
Gifts for parents: $134 to $221

Invitations and Stationery: $773 to $1,276

Bridal shower invitations: $81 to $134
Guestbook: $39 to $65
Invitations & reply cards: $343 to $565
Personal stationery: $108 to $178
Save the date cards: $132 to $218
Thank you cards: $70 to $116

Jewelry: $4,966 to $8,179

Engagement ring: $3,695 to $6,086
Her ring: $746 to $1,228
His ring: $525 to $865

Honeymoon/Planning: $4,045 to $6,661

Honeymoon: $2,976 to $4,901
Bridal consultant/planner: $1,069 to $1,760

Photographer/Videographer: $2,818 to $4,642

Photographer: $1,632 to $2,688
Videographer: $1,186 to $1,954

Reception: $12,551 to $20,671

Reception beverages/bartender: $1,779 to $2,930
Bride/groom hotel: $223 to $368
Cake: $430 to $708
Cake knife set: $35 to $57
Cake topper: $32 to $53
Reception decorations/centerpieces: $859 to $1,415
Favors: $287 to $472
Reception food service: $60,55 to $9,973
Reception location: $1,969 to $3,243
Reception rentals: $882 to $1,452

Transportation: $778 to $1,281

Car Rental: $243 to $400
Limo Rental: $535 to $881

Source: CostofWedding.com