Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Average Cost of Wedding is $28,000. Yeah, Let's Take A Look at That.

So, I'm prepping for the Recession Bride's Workshop I'm having on May 9th, and it IS hard to believe, a little, that you could spend $28,000 on a wedding. It's a lot of money. Where does it all go?

Well, based on the past few weddings that I've done, here's what about what it looks like if you're having 100 guests, and I went a little easy in some places. The point of the workshop is that you can save in all of these areas, but if you don't, then:

Wedding Venue Rental Fee: $2000
Catering: $90 per person 9000
tax @9.25% 830
Service charge @20% 1800
Bar at Wedding Venue:
Wine @$35 per bottle,
1 glass per person 875
Cocktails, beer and soda
2 per person @ $7 per person 1400
tax on alcohol 210
Service charge @ %20 455
Venue, food, and beverage: $16,570

Cake @ $7 per slice 700
tax @9.25% 65
Cake Delivery 50
Cake slicing fee @ $2 a slice 100
Cake: $915
Flowers
Bridal Bouquet 100
Centerpieces $85 x 10 tables 850
Boutonnieres @ $35 x2 70
Bridesmaid bouquets @$50x2 100
tax @ 9.25% 103
Delivery 50
Flowers: $1,273

Dress 4000
tax @9.25 375
Dress: $4,375

Tux rental @ $100 x2 200
tax @9.25% 17
Tuxes: $217
Invitations - 50 @ $15 apiece 750
tax @9.25% 69
Calligraphy 200
Invitations: $1,019

Photography 4000
tax @ 9.25% 370
Photogrpahy: $4,375
Reception place cards/table
numbers/favors 200
tax @9.25% 18
Reception misc. : $218
Hair and makeup 250
tip: 37
Hair and makeup: $287

GRAND TOTAL: $29,429
Just like that. Any questions?
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