We all know that weddings can be crazy expensive. While there are many small things that can quickly add up such as decorations, favors, flowers, etc., there are three significant areas that can make the most impact on the cost of your wedding.
Each year, The Knot conducts a survey to determine the average cost of a wedding across the country. According to their last survey, the average cost of a wedding in 2016 was $32,641 and is expected to be even higher for 2017. That’s a lot of loot for a single day, even if it is one of the most important days of your life. If you want to save some of your precious earnings, consider these three things first.
Your Guest List
The number of people attending your wedding has an impact on everything from, food to rentals and even the venue. The fewer the people, the cheaper your wedding becomes.
The cost of just about everything depends on your location — venue, entertainment, food, the list goes on and on. If you want to save a pile of cash, be strategic on where you decide to have your wedding. Check out Bankrate for a list of states and their associated wedding costs.
Time of Year
When weddings are in demand, the cost will be higher. You don’t necessarily need to have a Saturday wedding or even a summer wedding. Having your wedding on a Friday in the cooler months could save you a ton.
It could pay off big, to consider these three areas to keep your wedding costs in check. To learn more tips to save money on your wedding, check out Bankrate’s full post on the subject. How Much Does A Wedding Cost? | Bankrate