Have you ever started an event with one budget on paper, only to find out at the end that the estimation was quite far from the real costs of the event? Social tables blog talks about this common situation, coming up with a list of possible hidden fees.

Here are 20 hidden event planning budget items to consider:

  • Airline transaction fees
  • Amenities
  • Attrition
  • Conference Calls
  • Corkage
  • Credit card processing fees
  • Housekeeping and Resort fees
  • Onsite printing and signage
  • Misc audio visual (ie. Powerstrips, power, flipcharts)
  • Office supplies and shipping charges
  • Onsite Staffing Hourly Charges
  • Room Drops
  • Service Charges
  • Staff and vendor Expenses while onsite
  • Taxes
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Walk-in’s / additional attendees
  • Web build costs
  • Wifi Access
  • Wire transfer fees

Did you encounter other such fees in your event planning? Please feel free to comment below and share your experiences with us!