The average wedding was $19,580 in 2009. That budget is down quite a bit from the years before (the highest average wedding cost was $28,730 in 2007), but it is still an astronomical sum for a couple who is just starting their life. If you are funding your own wedding (or even if you are not) then coming up with $20K right before you are likely to also take on a mortgage, car, possible an expanding family can put you in debt for years.
According to Brides Magazine 65% of brides worry about going over budget and 53% of brides say that planning for their wedding interferes with their work and study. That is a lot of extra stress for a day that is supposed to be fun and memorable. Your wedding shouldn’t cause you so much worry!
You can have a beautiful wedding without going over your budget. It is actually easier than most people think! The key is to know what is important to you, where your money is going, and being patient and flexible with the purchases that you can be patient and flexible on!
With a wedding you have costs for attire, the ceremony, favors and gifts, flowers, jewelry, music, photography and videography, the reception (the average reception is for 165 people), stationary, and transportation. The honeymoon costs, on average, an additional 5-10K.
This blog teaches you how you can cut down on your wedding cost without sacrificing the things you want. You need to start by creating your wedding budget.