Politics of Weddings | The Budget Edition

KARMA’S ADVICE ON “THE BUDGET” 

So the budget is essentially the most important aspect of your wedding and truly the one that likes to be avoided all costs (haha). I am going to give you some information and hopefully some advice on how to navigate the waters of your wedding budget. A hot topic that can test the strength of any relationship.

There was a time in the not so distance past that the bride’s family did feel the obligation to pay for the majority, if not all of the wedding expenses. And there are some traditionalists, shall we call them, that still feel this is the case. I am here to tell you – It’s not!

The national average cost of a wedding day in 2016 shot up to $35,329, according to a survey by The Knot. That’s a jump by $2,688 from the 2015 average of $32,641. Now some of you are thinking WOW that’s a lot & there are some of you thinking WOW that’s it? I am here to tell you from my perspective that is a very low average at least if you are planning in a major city. Not to scare anyone off but as a company, we are seeing averages between 75,000 – 100,000 over the last few years. Now, if this is the case with us, it’s certainly the case with others. And is the bride’s family really expected to pay for all of that, NO!