People are constantly talking to me about how wedding expenses. In reality a wedding shouldn't be all about money! The wedding should expresses the two of you and your love for one another, if it's going to be successful. Now whether you spend $2000 or $100,000, there are ways to save money on all facets of the wedding.
Before you begin to allocate your funds, first you should figure out what aspects of your wedding are likely to cost you the most.
Some things to consider is the reception and the honeymoon. These two items alone can take chunks out of your budget, while others, such as clergy fees, are minimal expenses.
Keep in mind that costs for all aspects of a weddingvary widely depending on where you live as well as a host of other factors, such as the time of the year and day. Use an average cost column on a worksheet as a general guide .
Keep in mind that the average cost based on 250 people and derived for the highest – end of an item and the lowest possible cost of an item. Prices can also vary depending on what region you are living in.
The prices in the south are often much lower then in the northeast or on the west coast. You may want to spend a little more on one thing, and a little less on something else. Sometimes you may have to eliminate categories completely.
Remember prices will go up or down depending on the size of your wedding and the time of for which you are having it.
Some of the wedding expenses items are not traditionally the bride’s or the bride’s family responsibility. The groom or the groom’s family often pays for the wedding flowers and host the rehearsal dinner.
The bride’s rings are not usually part of the bride’s expenses. Wedding planners also may also be a luxury and many brides find can do without them.