Your wedding doesn't have to cost $27,000
Those who’ve planned or are currently planning a wedding shouldn’t be at all surprised to hear the average wedding in the U.S. costs nearly $27,000. (Much more than that in certain cities.) It’s easy to lose control of a budget when you see all the choices brides are overwhelmed with. Seems like every day the prices for goods and services associated with weddings go up. The shell shock is astounding since you probably aren’t familiar with using many of the services that are wedding-centered. If you haven’t hired a wedding photographer before, how are you supposed to know a popular one with beautiful work can cost over $5000? Or that a slice of wedding cake can be upwards of $3 per person?
The good news is there are ways to trim a budget and still have a fabulous wedding. There is a
wealth of knowledge on the internet these days with DIY projects and hints on saving money. Or you can hit the bookstore and browse through the plethora of bridal magazines and books
dedicated to budget-minded brides. If you get creative and take some time to research you may find it’s easier than you think to stick to a tight budget without anyone knowing you were trying to
be thrifty. In the end, it’s one day out of your life and there are probably a lot more sensible things to spend that kind of money on…like a car or a house maybe? Your wedding day can be just as special on a $10,000 budget as it could be on a $50,000 one. Just don’t get sucked in to the wedding hype and you will be just fine!