Every wedding, big or small,
has a price tag. According to
wedding planning website, The
Knot, the average wedding in 2016 cost
$35,329. Of course, that number is
from a national survey and not a goal
or expectation to live up to. What you
spend ultimately is up to you and depends
on a number of factors, such as
your lifestyle, income and savings.
The first step in your wedding planning,
before you even start booking
venues or vendors, is to sketch out a
budget. While this might not be an
exact figure, it’s important to establish
a realistic ballpark number before you
start signing checks.
Once you’ve calculated your magic
number, plug it into a budget formula
to see how much you have to spend in
each area of your wedding.
Think about what your priorities
are for your big day. Have you always
envisioned overflowing flower arrangements
everywhere? Or is having
a rocking live band more important?
Narrowing it down to two or three
key components that you’re willing
to spend more on can help you better
allocate your spending.
To get started, follow the estimates
laid out here. Remember, the figures
are just estimates, so adjust as necessary
to fit your wedding’s needs.