Couples who recently got engaged and the ones who are about to get married often ask why are weddings so expensive. It is true that organizing a flawless wedding ceremony for your friends and family members can surely cost you a fortune. However, if you are willing to spare a quality amount of your time on research, then you will certainly be able to save at least a few thousand dollars.
A recent survey conducted by wedding planners revealed a shocking revelation that the average amount spent by couples for their weddings is around 35,000 dollars. The survey also pointed out the fact that most couples usually spent 16,000 dollars on an average for their wedding venue and it is usually the biggest wedding investment made by couples.
Other wedding tasks such as hiring a photographer, buying a wedding dress, and employing a wedding planner can be costly, but it will cost you only a few thousands. This means that the highest amount is usually paid for the wedding venue. So, if you are able to make a few compromises while you are selecting a venue for your wedding ceremony, then you will surely be able to save thousands of your valuable dollars.
That said, the wedding venue is surely one of the most important parts of any wedding ceremony, which means that you should not settle for a venue that you do not like. You should consider the number of your guests and look for an affordable wedding venue that can comfortably and conveniently accommodate your guests.
A professional wedding planner, Sarah Glick, who has acted as the wedding planner of several weddings from all over the world said, “The budgets for our clients really vary, depending on head count and location, but we have planned weddings for clients with budgets exceeding $1 million.”
She also advised customers to follow these three simple yet crucial steps when they are planning a wedding to save money.
- Set aside a realistic wedding budget
- Prioritize the significant things
- Save money by using sub-savings accounts
Sarah said, “Set a budget. People often think they can just handle each contract with a vendor as it comes up and deal with the costs on a case-by-case basis. However, that often results in the client spending way more than they wanted to spend and more than they would have spent had they considered the overall big picture from the beginning of the planning process.”