One of the biggest concerns many modern couples face is the wedding budget. In the United States, the average wedding for a bride and groom with 200 guests cost $20,000—a hefty price tag for an otherwise priceless event.
At One Stop Rental in West Chester, OH; servicing the greater Cincinnati area, we want to help you decrease your budget so you can afford the wedding of your dreams. We offer wedding packages and various wedding accessories for you to rent for your special day.
If you’re creating a wedding budget and aren’t sure what to include, check out our handy wedding budget guide.
The ceremony is the most expensive item in the wedding budget. These costs include the location, officiant fee or donations and ceremony accessories. Average total: $520.
Another crucial component of any wedding is the wedding reception. For this part of the event, you’ll need to consider your venue (along with any rentals and décor), food and service, beverages and bartenders and cake and cutting fees. Average total: $9,700.
Wedding Photography and Music
In order to preserve the memory of your wedding day, you’re going to want a photographer and a videographer. For the ceremony and reception, you’ll also want to make sure you have music, whether you choose to go with a band or a DJ. Average total: $3,800.
Before the wedding ceremony, you’ll want to send out invitations, announcements and save-the-dates. For the wedding ceremony, don’t forget to print some programs! After the wedding, you’ll be sending out thank you notes, too. Average total: $600.
Wedding Flowers and Decorations
For the wedding, you’ll want to get the bride’s bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages, flower girl flowers and decorations for the ceremony and reception. Average cost: $1,600.
When it comes to weddings, you can’t forget the fashion. Attire such as the bride’s gown, groom’s tuxedo or suit, the bride’s accessories and makeup and various pampering expenses comprises a significant portion of the budget. Average total: $1,980.
Wedding Transportation and Lodging
If you have guests coming in from out of town, you’ll want to make sure they can get to the ceremony and reception. You’ll also want a “just married” vehicle to drive away in. Average total: $ 1,200.
Wedding Favors and Gifts
Once the party is over, make sure you send everyone home happy. Spend a little money on favors for people to take away. You should invest a little more money in gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, ring bearers and other key figures in your event. Average total: $600.
The average wedding costs more money than most people expect. You can save some money on your wedding budget by borrowing or renting important items.
One Stop Rental wants to help you have a great wedding without spending a fortune. We offer rentals of arches, candelabras, guest book tables and many other wedding accessories. For more information, use our contact form or reach out to us through social media!