Welcome our Guest blog from Sarah at Personal Income! She touches on a topic that effects us all… Money!!
Getting married is truly an expensive affair. Although couples consider it as the perfect time to spend their savings, there’s no denying that it causes a strain on the family finances. Traditionally, the father of the bride is expected to pay for the wedding, but if this isn’t possible, the couple must foot the bill. An average American wedding can already cost about $20,000; and no we aren’t referring to one with 200 guests in an elaborately decorated ballroom.
If you’re wondering why weddings are so costly, take into consideration the venue, the dress, the food and the wedding band. These are just some of the most basic items on the list. You have not even listed down the flowers, make up, the wedding cake, and the wedding limo. Just try and wrap your head around these things and you will start seeing the number of zeroes adding up on your budget.
Of course, there’s also the location. There are places in America which just cost much more to get married in than others. For example Little Palm Island in Florida and Blackberry Farm, Tennessee can cost you $175,000 and $315,000, respectively. That’s a lot to spend on just a single event – but of course, people say it’s worth it.
Curious on the other expensive wedding spots in the US? We’ve prepared an informative and entertaining infographic that lists all the details. Read on and be amazed! And if you’re planning to tie the knot soon, this could be what you are looking for!