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Wedding Cost Analysis

January 9, 2011

This news just in from The Wedding Report.

The average amount spent on a wedding in 2010 increased 23% over 2009.

In 2009 couples spent, $19,581. In 2010, couples spent $24,066.

This is based on 5,977 survey samples collected from Brides, Grooms, and wedding professionals between Jan 1, 2010 and Dec 31, 2010.

Your budget is the starting point for planning your wedding – Are you ready to start?

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THE BUDGET!

April 5, 2010

No one likes to talk about the B-word. However, let’s face it – without a budget number, your wedding planner has nowhere to begin.

Right after you have hired your planner, one of the first questions will be “What is the budget?” Please don’t think your wedding planner is intruding on your privacy. It’s the only way possible to know which venues to check into or which wedding industry professionals to call. Decide who will pay for the wedding and if there are multiple contributors, find out their participation in determining your spending plan.

How the money will be spent should be based on YOUR priorities. No matter what the magic number might be, only you and your fiancé know what is important to you. Conveying this information is most important to make certain you get all the items on your wish list.

Following are most of the things that are included in a wedding budget –
Wedding Planner
Ceremony Site
Priest or Minister
Ceremony Music
Reception Site
Food
Entertainment (DJ or live Band)
Photographer
Videographer
Florist
Bakery
Stationery
Hair and Makeup
Rentals (linens, chair covers, etc.)
Lighting (pin spotting, uplighting, gobo, etc.)
Tipping – yes, there are certain people who might be deserving of a tip and these costs should be put into your budget as well.

Decide where your priorities lie and be sure to tell your wedding planner because no two budgets are the same, just like no two weddings are same!

Happy Budgeting!