If you’re about to start planning your wedding, you’re probably already thinking about what it’s going to cost you. According to various studies and a lot of research, there are some average costs for various aspects of a wedding. You’ll find those below, which might help you determine what to expect when it comes to paying for your wedding.
Average Dress Cost
On average, a woman will pay approximately $1,099 for her wedding dress. To save, purchase last season’s dress or shop online.
The average cost of the ceremony site is about $1,393. You can save money by hosting your wedding at your own home or the home of a family member. Also, booking the venue during the week can save you money as well.
The average cost of a reception site is much more; over $12,000. Of course, this is on average, so not all brides pay this much, and you don’t have to either. Host your reception in the same place as your ceremony or attempt to get a deal from your vendor.
Average Cost of Flowers
The average cost of flowers is approximately $1,988. Brides can save money by choosing flowers that are local rather than having them imported, and by choosing more greenery than blossoms. Also, choosing wildflowers or other flowers that are considered “weeds” but are still beautiful will also help.
Per head, the average cost of catering is about $61. You can save money by having a “potluck wedding,” or by cooking your own food. You may also want to go the less traditional route of just serving hors d’oeuvres or dessert. This is becoming more and more popular amongst brides.
By knowing what to expect, you can take steps to ensure that your wedding costs less than average and that you’re saving money!