Sales Tax
Did You Know?

The average wedding cost in the United States is $23,657. Engagement ring and honeymoon not included [source: smartmoney.com].

When quoting your budget to a vendor, it's easy to forget Uncle Sam's piece of the pie. An extra 6 to 10 percent adds up quickly -- especially on bigger purchases -- and can create a cost overrun that leaves your benefactors feeling less than joyous. Make sure to check all vendors' estimates to make sure tax is included in the total.