A wedding is a beautiful celebration of your love surrounded by family and friends. Ever since you were a child, you may have dreamed of having a perfect wedding with elegant lights and decorations. Because the best weddings often require a great deal of coordination and planning, there are a few aspects that you should expect to splurge on to have a beautiful event.
Choosing a wedding venue is crucial to your special day. This is because the venue helps set the ambiance for your event. On average, couples can spend between $12k and $14k for a venue. Of course, that average factors in very pricey venues that may be out of your budget. Make sure you know what you can afford and what you want to spend on your venue. Once that is determined, start searching for a venue as soon as possible. Booking a venue early helps ensure that venues within your budget range aren’t overbooked or unavailable by the time you start looking.
If you are having a more traditional wedding reception, you will probably be feeding your guests a full meal. Food is a great way to bring people together and help them enjoy your special day with you and with each other. You should avoid messy foods at your wedding in favor of simple yet elegant foods, especially since your guests are likely to be dressed up in more expensive clothing. While you certainly can prepare the food yourself, most choose to spend the money for a catering service so they can focus on other aspects of the occasion. For high-quality, delicious, and elegant food, expect to pay a fair amount for catering.
One of the more obvious wedding expenses is a wedding dress. The average price for a wedding dress is a few thousand dollars. However, as with all other expenses, this number is subject to change based on your preferences. You can find a quality dress for a fraction of that price if you have adequate time to search. The price of a wedding dress will increase with the intricacy of the dress if it is being specially designed, and alterations. While a bride’s wedding dress is often the most expensive attire of the event, it is not the only clothing that needs to be purchased. Make sure to factor in tuxedos, secondary outfits to change into, bridesmaid dresses, and any other attire costs when budgeting your wedding.
Before spending any money on a wedding, you first need to figure out how much you have and want to spend. Once you have a budget, shop around to browse different venues, catering, and attire options. Taking time to make quality purchases for your wedding can help you and your guests thoroughly enjoy the special day.
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