How Much is a Wedding?
The wedding planner at the venue cannot give you a price if you do not know the date, how many guests, daytime or evening, alcohol or no alcohol. The more information you can provide the more accurate the price quote.
Create a budget with your fiance and stick to that budget. Sit down and decide what are the must-haves and how much you want to spend.
Have a family meeting on both sides and cut the guest list to save money on flowers, decorations, food, beverages and room space. Better to have a very nice event for 100 people or less, than spending on people you hardly know.
Keep your wedding party smaller under four or six on each side. Choose wisely when it comes to the food and make sure you offer enough items in case of food allergies or personal preferences so that you will be covered. Keep it simple and avoid too many fancy items. Offer beer and wine, which is more economical than a full bar to hold the cost down.
Avoid holidays when choosing a date for the wedding. Everything will cost more, including flowers, bands, DJ’s and space.
No reason to spend beyond your means to have a great wedding. We can provide a wonderful wedding no matter the budget!
National Average – The Know Survey for 2013
Overall Wedding (excluding honeymoon): $26,984
Ceremony Site: $1,393
Reception Venue: $12,124
Reception DJ: $900
Wedding Gown: $1,099
Florist / Decor: $1,988
Wedding Cake: $540
Ceremony Musicians: $503
Catering (cost per head): $61
Wedding Day Transportation: $667
Engagement Ring: $5,392
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