Let’s say, hypothetically, that you are planning a wedding on a budget. You only have a limited amount of time and money. You would have been fine running to the courthouse or eloping because all you really want is to be married…and maybe have a few nice portraits of you and your husband. Well, I just described me. And this is the first on a series of posts giving wedding advice on a budget. A lot of the research that I have done is based on my specific locale but the ideas and general pricing holds true no matter where you are. As someone who is planning an “affordable wedding” in three months, I really do understand the stress and drama – PLUS (in case you forgot), I am also making all of the neccesary plans to move out of the country. So, I really understand.
Let me start by saying that weddings are really expensive. But they don’t have to be. The average cost of weddings is around $27,000 in America. Talk about purchasing a new car or getting a graduate degree! But in an effort to make you feel better if you have already had your wedding…please know that I am 99.9% positive that you didn’t spend as much as Kim Kardashian:
It is a weird thing to state but Kim Kardashian almost made a profit on her wedding. In fact, I’m pretty sure she did because her fiance and her parents probably payed for a lot of the wedding. So, whatever happens (or happened) with your wedding, know that you will not spend $20 million and then only be married for 72 days. So, you could save THAT much money just by not being her. Congratulations! You are already on your way to a cheaper, more affordable wedding.
What’s coming next? Information/Tips/Advice on Photographers (from a Photographer!).
***(Preface: Yes, I am someone who explains jokes.) “Million Dollar Wedding” is supposed to be similar to “Million Dollar Baby” except for the boxing, Clint Eastwood, and bad Southern accent.