Rose Hill 1821

Wedding Budget

Planning a wedding starts with setting a budget and as a couple this is probably the first big financial decision you will be making together. In 2021, the average wedding cost $22,500. 

STEP 1: Select a budget

STEP 2: Determine who will be contributing to this budget

Once you have your budget in place, then you will have to figure out how to divvy it up. A good rule of thumb is to not spend more than 40% of your budget on the venue, alcohol and food combined. We recommend breaking down your Wedding Budget into these 15 parts.

Outdoor Event

9%

Average wedding venue costs $10,500 out of a total $33,900

10%

Wedding Attire

This includes the bride and groom attire. Bride dress typically 8%. 

Flower Bouquet

8%

"Select a venue that is naturally beautiful" will help with this expense

Wedding Rings

2%

Who should hold the wedding rings before the ceremony?

Drawer Gift Box

1%

Average cost of wedding favors is about $400

Margarita

10-20%

Average cost of alcohol at a wedding is $2500

Wedding Reception

10%

Average wedding DJ costs $1200 which typically is less than a live band

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4-6%

Average cost of wedding invitations is $5000-$8000 for set of 100

Schedule

2%

Without a planner, you will need to invest 200+ hours over 12 months

1%

"Wedding officiants are love storytellers who hold sacred space..."

Gourmet Bruschetta

20-40%

This is the biggest expense of your wedding depending if alcohol included

Wedding Photographer

12%

Average cost is between $1000 - $2500

Stunning Wedding Cake

2%

Average wedding cake costs between $125-$1000

Tram on Istiklal Avenue

2%

Average cost of wedding transportation is $800

Eye Makeup

1%

Average cost of wedding makeup was $100