The average Texas wedding costs more than $25,000. That's could be a down payment on a house! Where does that money go - especially if it doesn't include the gown or the honeymoon!?! “A lot of the cost is going to food and beverage --- spirits! And, of course, the venue,” says Chelsea Roy with Everything But the Ring in Houston. “I had one wedding where the bride and groom put together a 10-piece chamber orchestra for the ceremony. It was spectacular!”
She says her weddings run above the $35 grand mark - and her brides love a crowd! “They can invite between 150 and 275 guests – that’s the average range for my weddings.”
According to the The Wedding Report, Inc., Mississippi has the cheapest weddings in the U.S. with an average of a mere $16,000 and Hawaii tops the list at $40,000. Roy explains that’s because everything has to be flown in to Hawaii.
Chelsea Roy recommends
- No skimping on the flowers - because flowers are the best decor and require little else.
- Get the best photographer you can afford. Food and Dancing last for hours, but photos are forever!
- From your florist to the reception band, one piece of advice every couple should follow.
- “Be sure the vendors you hire are professionals. Because if you think hiring a professional is expensive – just wait till you work with an amateur!”