Make your own free website on Tripod.com

The Latter-Day Saint Woman

Brides and Newlyweds

Home | About and Contact Us | Frugal Living | Store | Fall Hens | Hearth & Home | Travel | Recipes | Books | Health and Beauty | Enviroment | Relief Society | Friendship | Helpful Links | Gospel Living | Preparedness | Family Home Evening | Service Projects | Spouses | Children | Young Women's | Brides and Newlyweds | Pregnancy & Postpartum | Health | Handicrafts

Gift Registry
Most engaged couples will register for items that they will need for their new homes. You can register at most stores, but often one high-end store like Macy's or Dillards and one everyday store like Target or Wal-Mart will give a good selection. Go through the BASIC list below, register for what you don 't have and build later on with the fun items.
  • Dishes
  • Glasses and cups
  • Forks, knives, spoons, etc.
  • Pots and pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Food storage containers, like Tupperware
  • Dish drainer
  • Dishrags
  • Dishtowels
  • Potholders
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Mixing bowls
  • Mixer
  • Serving dishes
  • Pitcher
  • Icecube trays
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Garbage cans (don't forget ones for outside, bathroom, bedroom, etc.)
  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Mop
  • Mop bucket
  • Vaccuum
  • Couch, chair, loveseat
  • Coffee and end tables
  • TV
  • TV stand or entertainment center
  • VCR or DVD player
  • Phone
  • Bed
  • Nightstands
  • Dresser
  • Hangers
  • Bedsheets
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Comforters
  • Lamps
  • Towels
  • Hand towels
  • Washcloths
  • Shower curtain
  • Shower curtain rings
  • Curtains
  • Curtain rods
  • Rags

Typical Wedding Budget

There are many aspects you need to consider when creating a wedding budget. You and your fiance need to hash out who is paying for what, and how much you are willing to spend before any plans are made. Items with a * are budget items that are usually less for LDS couples due to the fact that they take place in the temple or meetinghouse.

*Ceremony (Typically 5% of budget)*

-Ceremony site fee*
-Officiant fee*
-Guest book, pen
-Ring bearer pillow*
-Flower girl basket*
-Ceremony flowers*

*Photography (Typically 9% of budget)*

-Brides & Groom's Album
-Parents Album
-Photographer fee
-Formal bridal portrait
-Engagement photo
-Extra prints
-Table cameras

*Stationery (Typically 4% of Budget)*

-Invitations
-Response cards
-Reception cards
-Ceremony cards
-Pew cards
-Seating/place cards
-Rain cards
-Maps
-Ceremony programs
-Announcements
-Thank you notes
-Stamps
-Calligraphy
-Napkins

*Music (Typically 5% of Budget)*

-Ceremony music*
-Reception music

*Bakery (Typically 2% of Budget)

-Wedding cake
-Groom's Cake
-Cake delivery & setup
-Cake cutting fee*
-Cake top & knife, toasting glasses

*Decorations (Typically 3% of budget)*

-Table centerpieces
-Balloons

*Transportation and Rental Items (Typically 5% of the Budget)*

-Transportation
-Ceremony accessories
-Tent/canopy
-Dance Floor*
-Tables/Chairs
-Linens & Tableware
-Heaters, Lanterns, Other

*Gifts (Typically 3% of Budget)*

-Brides' and Grooms' Gift
-Bridesmaid's and Usher's Gifts

*Miscellaneous (Typically 4% of Budget)*

-Newspaper announcements
-Marriage license
-Bridal gown & bouquet preservation
-Wedding consultant
-Wedding planners & software
-Taxes

*Wedding Attire (Typically 10% of budget)*

-Bridal Gown
-Alterations
-Headpiece and veil
-Gloves
-Jewelry
-Stockings
-Garter
-Shoes
-Hairdresser
-Makeup artist
-Manicure and pedicure
-Grooms formal wear

*Videography (Typically 5% of the Budget)*

-Videography
-Extra hours
-Extra copies of videos

*Reception (Typically 35% of Budget)*

-Reception site fee*
-Hors D'Oeurves
-Main meal/caterer
-Beverages
-Service Providers Meals
-Gratuity
-Party Favors
-Rose Petals/Rice
-Parking fee/valet*
-Gift attendant*

*Flowers (Typically 6% of Budget)*

-Bride's Bouquet

-Tossing Bouquet

-Maid of Honor bouquet

-Bridesmaids bouquet

-Bridesmaid or wedding party floral hairpieces

-Flower girl hairpiece

-Brides going away corsage

-Other family members corsage

-Groom's boutonniere

-Groomsmans and other family members boutonnieres

-Main alter flowers*

-Alter candelabra flowers*

-Aisle pew flowers*

-Head table flowers

-Guest table flowers

-Buffet table flowers

-Punch table flowers

-Cake table flowers

-Cake flowers

-Cake knife flowers

-Flowers for toasting glasses

-Floral delivery and setup

*Parties (Typically 4% of Budget)

-Bridesmaids Luncheon
-Rehearsal Dinner*

Click here to e-mail us!