Weddings at their core are a massive celebration of love, but they can also be quite costly. The average wedding in the United States costs over $30,000, with many couples spending much more. With so many expenses to consider, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to budgeting for your big day. In this post, we will take a look at the top three expenses in wedding budgets so that you can have a better understanding of where your money is going.
Venue and Catering
The venue and catering are often the biggest expenses in a wedding budget. The cost of renting a venue can vary greatly depending on the location, size, and amenities of the space. At The Stone House at Silver Creek, we work to save our clients as much money as possible through
1. Flexible rules around what vendors couples are allowed to use
2. Keeping pricing all inclusive and transparent
3. Offering a wedding coordinator and our decor library as a built in part of every package
Every venue is different and has vastly different rules, fees, contractual obligations, etc. However, choosing the right venue for your needs and for your budget will be an extremely crucial part of the planning process.
Although venues tend to set the tone for catering/food at your wedding, catering can often be the second largest cost of a wedding and prices vary depending on vendor policies, quantity of guests and what type of food you are ordering.
Photography and Videography
Another large expense in a wedding budget is photography and videography. Capturing your special day is an important part of any wedding, and many couples choose to hire professional photographers and videographers to ensure that they have beautiful, high-quality memories of their wedding day. The cost of these services can vary greatly depending on the experience and reputation of the photographer or videographer, as well as the length of time they will be needed on your big day.
Wedding attire and accessories
Wedding attire and accessories are also a significant expense in a wedding budget. The cost of a wedding attire can vary greatly depending on the designer, materials, and details of the clothing. Accessories such as shoes, jewelry, and veils can also add up.
These are just a few of the many expenses that can be included in a wedding budget. Other expenses include flowers, music, transportation, and favors. It's important to remember that there is no right or wrong way to budget for your wedding, and you should prioritize the items that are most important to you and your partner.