A G o & D o P u b l i c a t i o n
S p r i n g 2 0 0 8 C a y u g a C o u n t y
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2 Spring 2008 Cayuga County Bride
ccording to The Knot, an online resource
for all things nuptial, the average cost of a
wedding is $22,000. However, depending on the
region of country, the bride and groom can expect
to spend far more or even a lot less than that.
Some interesting tidbits gathered in a survey of
bridal consultants across the country conducted by
• Those living in regions where the cost of liv-
ing is highest can expect to spend more than the
average. These regions include the Northeast,
where a high-end reception site, such as an estate
or museum, will fetch a minimum of $3,000,
to Meg Holland of Newton,
Massachusetts-based Events Unlimited, Inc. In
comparison, Ann Marie Kjelland, of Weddings by
Ann Marie, in Plymouth, Minnesota notes that a
similar site in that region will likely charge in the
neighborhood of $1,000.
• Throughout much of the country, the cost to
feed the guests is roughly the same. A more
upscale meal in the Northeast can expect to fetch
$120-200 per plate. A similar meal in the Midwest
is not all that less expensive, typically between
Table of contents
2 . . . . . What will your wedding cost?
4 . . . . . . . Wedding budget worksheet
8. . Find a space to hold your wedding
10. . . . . . . Wedding day meal options
11 . . . . . . . . . . . Reception worksheet
12 . . . Grooms take a role in planning
12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wedding flowers