Organizing a wedding is the ultimate in event planning, a fairy tale milestone that little girls fantasize about even at a very young age. From the color scheme, to the venue, menu, guest list and honeymoon destination, there are no limits to the possibilities in planning the wedding of our dreams.
The reality of it, on the other hand, is quite a different story. Once you take into account all of the different details and expenses involved, the planning can turn into a nightmare.
Interestingly, a study done by British consumer research group Which? found that vendors routinely charge higher fees when told the gig is for a wedding, as opposed to a “family gathering.”
According to an annual survey of 17,500 couples conducted by TheKnot.com, the average cost of a wedding in 2012 was a whopping $28,427, up from $26,984 in 2010. In San Mateo County, California, the average wedding costs between $31,041 and $51,735.
It is no surprise that the venue rental and catering eat up most of the wedding budget, often as much as half, so it helps to shop around and compare your options. There are several venues that do not charge a room rental fee if you utilize their in-house food and beverage services.
Below is a beautiful Infographic by EasyFinance.com with a breakdown of wedding expenses. What do you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts!