Weddings are very special occasions. Many people dream of their wedding for years and years and have a vision in mind for their big day (which often tends to change many times throughout the planning process). Most events don't take the type of experience, care of detail, patience, and time that a wedding does. There is normally much more work and time involved in weddings (answering questions, meetings, making changes, offering advice) than most other types of events.
Each couple should sit down and discuss their wedding budget before moving forward with booking vendors. Each person might have different priorities on what is important to them, and it is essential to talk about what you each want and determine if you have the budget to achieve those things.
The average total wedding budget at our venue for a wedding of approx. 75 will likely be between
$6,500 and $18,000. A wedding with fewer guests can be done for less with reasonable expectations.
*According to many articles, the average cost of a wedding in the US is around $20,000 to $30,000. We have based our budget information below on our area and what we believe is realistically possible within our region within certain expectations. Each couple is different, and budgets may vary greatly depending on a number of factors.
Here is a breakdown of those costs below:
Venue: $2,700 - $3,950 (depends on what day of the week and time of year)
Catering: $1,500- $3,500 +, depending on number of guests, food selection, and catering staff needed
$25 per plate x amount of guests: $25 x 75 = $1,875, plus taxes, and fees and serving staff (don’t forget to tip your serving staff!)
Flowers: $500 - $2,500+ (Depends on type and amount of flowers. Many people want to try to DIY, but don't realize this can cause more stress and often cost more than some options such as our realistic rental options)
DJ/Entertainment: $400- $1,200+
Photography: $1,200 - $2,800+ Depends on time frame and desired coverage, as well as experience of photographer
Videography: $1,000 - $2,800+
Cake/Desserts: $300 - $900+
Coordinator: $500-$3,000+ Depends greatly on what is expected and whether it is a day-of coordinator or more full-service
Other budget considerations:
Wedding Dress: $500-$3,000+
Invitations and postage: $200 - $800+
Overnight accommodations: ...
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