Wedding Costs: Real or Rip-off?

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Limousines: A 10-person Stretch There are more variables in limousine pricing than there are flavors of wedding cakes: Rates depend on the location, time of day and year, day of the week, number of hours, and type of car. In general, limousines for weddings do cost more than for prom night and come with extras like white carpets, Just Married signs, and bottles of champagne.
Tip: It’s hard to book a limo for a wedding at a non-wedding rate—but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to negotiate.

Travel: the Honeymoon Hotel Say “honeymoon” when you’re booking a room, and the reservations clerk may ask if you’d like to buy a package plan. Look carefully at what’s included because no two are alike: One might include useful extras like daily breakfast and a rental car; another might offer perks you may not want, like a bottle of (mediocre) champagne and a bed covered in rose petals. Packages are generally pricier than if you’d booked each service separately, but good deals exist, so do the math before booking by comparing the à la carte costs to the package rate.
Tip: If you’re a stressed-out bride, buying a package with services you need may be worth the price. Otherwise, bring your own rose petals.

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