How Does Your Wedding Budget Measure Up?

Posted by Azure on June 13th, 2011
We've got budgeting on the brain. And we'd love to hear how yourwedding budget compares to standard wedding budget breakdowns.

The pie chart above shows one suggested wedding budget breakdown and the details are below:
Wedding budget breakdown- is 50% of your wedding budget going to your reception venue, catering, and

• Wedding Reception- 40% (including venue rental fee, catering, alcohol, & cake) • Flowers & Décor- 9% • Photography- 9% • Music & Entertainment- 9% (70% of which should go towards the wedding reception) • Stationery- 5% • Videography- 5% • Bridal Gown- 4% • Accessories & Pampering- 4% • Wedding Ceremony- 4% (including officiant, marriage license, & location fee) • Favors & Gifts- 3% • Honeymoon- 3% • Wedding Rings- 3% • Transportation- 1% • Rehearsal Dinner- 1%

If you were to follow this budget breakdown, nearly 50% of your total wedding budget would be spent on the wedding reception and wedding photographer (or flowers & decor or music & entertainment).

More and more couples are choosing private residences over traditional wedding venues for their I Do's. Which means they can save a hefty chunk of that 40% typically spent on the wedding reception.

First, tell us how your wedding budget breakdown measures up to the breakdown suggested above. And then, consider choosing a private residence or inexpensive outdoor venue. How would you spend the extra cash? Post a comment or tweet @OneWed to share your thoughts!
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