When getting everything planned out for your big day, you might find yourself thinking of your budget as it relates to the more expensive portions of your wedding, such as the dress, food, flowers and other large expenditures. However, it’s the hidden wedding costs that can really blow your budget. Before you get too caught up and take a huge bite out of your savings to pay for an over-budget wedding, make some room for these commonly-missed, smaller costs.

1. Postal Costs

You’ll be sending out your ceremony invitations, shower and party invitations, as well as save-the-date cards. You might be hit with hidden wedding costs if your invitations or other wedding-related mail weigh too much or are oddly sized. Don’t forget that you’ll need stamps for the RSVP envelopes, too. Postage alone can cost several hundred dollars, depending on the extravagance of your wedding.

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