The average wedding in the USA costs in the region of $35,329. Once that figure has sunk in, you may be thinking of ways to cut the costs down on your wedding to make sure you are not paying for it for the rest of yours and your partner's life. Without sounding too cliche, marriage is supposed to be about, love, commitment, and loyalty. Which this post aims to cut some of the more significant costs of running a wedding so that following the big day you can actually get on with spending money on the next milestones of your lives together. Such as a holiday, starting a family or building a home together.
The VenueWhat venue you choose to hire for your wedding is vital as it could have a massive impact on your budget. Before you look at places to view, first of all figuring out how many guests you want to invite is vital, as this will denote the kind of space you need to hire and the number of people you need to cater for. Once you have a list of potential guests, you can begin calling venues to ask if they provide room for this amount and to give you a rough price range to check whether it’s in the budget. Here are a few ideas for you to consider to help reduce the cost of your venue.
If you’re quite happy with the prospect of a small intimate affair, outside of the realms of a conventional wedding, eloping could be the best option for you, your partner and your budget. For the adventurous amongst you, businesses such as S Photography elopement provide packages for you and your guests, by sourcing an exciting location, providing photography and handling the boring parts such as the licensing.
Wedding DressChoosing what you will wear for the day is incredibly important to ensure you are comfortable, but also feel and look beautiful on your big day.
If the bride is choosing to wear a wedding dress, this can rack up an unreasonable cost if you decide to source a brand new gown from a wedding dress shop. On average a new dress can cost around $1,500. Thankfully, there are alternative options that are better for your pocket such as;
Bear in mind, the second-hand dresses for sale have most likely only been worn for one day. So it is unlikely to be in poor condition. Buying second hand is also an excellent way to bag a designer dress for far less than purchasing it new. Do take into account, if you’re particular about the dress fitting you in a certain way, you will need to hire a seamstress who can adapt the dress for you, this will come at an additional cost.
In a bid to have the perfect wedding without breaking the bank, the tips above should provide you with a few ideas of how to get a great venue and dress for less.
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