The True Painful Cost Of a Wedding

Well, are you prepared for this shock (or not), but weddings ain’t cheap. Frankly It can cost you a nice deposit on a family home! The image summary below will give you a nice snapshot of the costs of each item will incur. From the wedding photographer, engagement ring, flowers to the wedding gown yo will get a heart breaking idea of the costs.

But this wedding summary is not all doom and gloom, in the info below you will find ways to save on certain aspects of the items. And as always, plan wisely and stick to a budget. So discuss the budget and plans with your family and partner, cross out the unnecessary items from your wish list, stick to a set number of guests you want to invite and if all possible, do some of the things yourselves like wedding invitations, favours, etc.

2 must read wedding articles – Wedding Dresses 101 – find that That Perfect Gown and the Do’s & Don’ts of a Wedding Invitation.

There are ways to save, but it is more important to keep the communications open with your partner and stay under the wedding budget. For budget saving ideas on your wedding, scroll down for the must read article.

Some of the biggest expenses will arise from the cost of the wedding attire with the bridal outfit accounting for a substantial sum of money. On top of that will be the costs of bridesmaid dresses, flowers, corsages and suit hire or purchase for the groom and best man. The wedding rings for the bride and groom will also be costly purchases as will the gifts for the bridesmaids and mums. The gifts given to the bridesmaid are usually pieces of jewellery and mums usually get lovely big bouquets of flowers.

Decide on how many people you are going to invite and then look at potential wedding venues and catering costs and explore the alternatives. You don’t have to have a costly formal sit down meal when a more relaxed buffet style function may better suit your needs.


Lastly, these days you can just about get married anywhere you choose and it doesn’t have to be in a church so you may be able to get married in the same venue where you are holding the reception.

This will cut down on transport costs and you may get a better deal all round with an all inclusive wedding package.

Organising a wedding can be a very stressful affair but there are usually plenty of people that will be willing to help such as friends and family as well as wedding organisers if you want to leave everything to a professional. There are also many ways that you can get the information that you need to ensure your wedding day goes smoothly and to plan.

Whatever you decide, good luck, have fun, enjoy and make you wedding day a very special day.

Now that the reality has set in – here is a a great article on Saving Ideas To Save Wedding Costs.

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