You've gotten engaged and set your wedding budget, now what? With the ever-increasing costs of weddings, Sophia gives insight on how to allocate your spending and maximize your wedding budget!
Congratulations to all of the newly engaged couples. Not sure where to get started panning your wedding? Well, check out the first installment in a series to help with your wedding prep.
It was the summer of 1981. I was a teenager living on the beautiful island of Grand Bahamas, Bahamas, my native country.
For many months, this particular wedding was the hot topic of discussion on TV news and in magazines and newspapers. Every news outlet reported on both families and their genealogy, how the couple met, their engagement, who was commissioned to make the bride’s gown, and a host of other topics. No stone was left unturned. The whole world, or so it seemed to me, was waiting with anticipation to see the bride (and groom, I guess) and the gown she had chosen to wear.
Surveys show that the average cost of weddings in the United States range from $26,000 - $70,000, depending on where you live. The key word here is “average”. Many people spend less than the lowest estimate and many people spend a lot more. No matter how you slice it, weddings can be expensive. Here a few ways to have the wedding you want without breaking the bank: