Wedding Statistics

During the first half of 2010, the average wedding cost $23,867 nationwide, not including the honeymoon, according to market research firm The Wedding Report. That’s a 22% increase from 2009’s average of $19,581. While inflation can account for a little more than 1% of that increase, the other 20% comes simply from wanting everything to be bigger and better. And sure, all the extravagant wedding shows don’t help a brides lust for the “over the top” wedding. But in reality, the over the top weddings you see on the TV can cost over $1,000,000. Yes, that would be a whopping million dollars dropped for one night of your life.  You can still have the luxurious wedding of your dreams. Here are some inexpensive, yet luxurious additions to think about when planning your wedding.

Lighting- Consider adding some accent lighting as a part of your overall look. This will immediately give your venue a ‘face-life’ and add some serious drama to your walls. You’re The Bride has the ability to set up accent lights around the walls of your venue. Give us a call for a custom quote!

Invitations- pair a muted metallic with a pop of color. The contrast will pop and give off an upscale feel. Also, when adding things to the invitation, always remember to order everything first, a reprint is ALWAYS more expensive. Check out our 40% off invitations by our Birchcraft Studios brand.

Cake- Consider using fresh flowers on your cake instead of sugar, butter-cream, or gum paste. this will significantly cut the price down and yet your cake will still look fabulous.

Place cards- By printing the guests names on a large, nice paper and display these in a nice frame. And if you were planning on making your place cards anyway, you are saving yourself time and money in the long run. Check out our placecards by Carlson Craft.

Crystals and Pearls- If you have this type of elegance on the mind, consider turning to plastic. Your guests will not likely notice that the pearls and crystals that adorn the room are in fact plastic.