So do taxes and gratuity. After our tasting, I began figuring out the final numbers for exactly what our reception food will cost. We had a ballpark figure in mind...but our ballpark ended up being way off. A word of advice - read the fine print! Our food cost is subject to a 20% gratuity and 7% sales tax. And when you are feeding 250, that really adds up!
So while we are still under budget, it's not by much. Very frustrating. We have been trying so hard to cut corners, and doing what we can ourselves, and I still find things costing way too much.
But at the same time, we really are getting everything we wanted. When we started the wedding planning process, our two priorities were being able to invite everyone we wanted, and having a great photographer. And we got both those things. And both those things got 75% of our budget!
:) And I got the best thing of all - on August 15th I get to marry the man of my dreams.
But please...take my advice. Watch those taxes and gratuities! :)
Have you had a "reality bites" moment?