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Budgeting For a Wedding in Wellington: Hidden Costs That Can Trip You Up

If you are looking for one of the most beautiful places in the world to get married then New Zealand is no doubt top of your list. From the city to the beach or even on a mountain, there are variety of locations and wedding venues that will suit your tastes and budget. When you are budgeting for your wedding it is important to make sure you have covered the main items plus any unexpected expenses that may occur. In this article we will look at the most expense items in your budget such as the wedding venue, and some hidden costs for you to be aware of.

One of the most popular wedding locations in New Zealand is the capital city, Wellington. This is because the city has many stunning views and is easily accessed from other parts of New Zealand. There are also many indoor and outdoor wedding venues in Wellington that you can choose from.

Items you need to budget for

When planning your wedding in Wellington sticking to your budget will be one of the most important parts of the process. The number of guests and the potential venue for your wedding will certainly impact your budget but other items such as the wedding outfits, flowers, food and beverage and the photographer will all need to be added to the cost. You may find that your dream wedding costs more than you can afford but with some out of the box thinking you have all the things you would like on your big day without getting into huge debt. 

Don't forget these costs

Once you have your budget for the main items such as wedding venue and food and beverage, don't forget to think about the costs associated with these extras:
  • Any cake cutting and corkage fees at your venue
  • Any taxis or additional transportation you may need
  • Overtime costs for photographer and entertainment etc.

Choosing your Wellington wedding venue

When planning a wedding in Wellington there are many venue options available and because Wellington is so compact many people have their wedding in a different venue to their accommodation. Hiring your wedding venue will probably take up the majority of your wedding budget but having a special venue with high quality food, beverages and entertainment will make your day magical.

If you want to get married in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, one of the most popular wedding venues in the city is the fabulous Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. There are a number of spaces in the museum grounds to hold an indoor or outdoor wedding and the venue can be tailored to suit the number of guests and theme of your wedding. 

The wedding planning team at Te Papa can work with you to arrange a food, beverage and entertainment package that will suit your budget so contact them today to find out more about Te Papa- Wellington's most spectacular wedding venue.

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