One of the most asked questions when planning a wedding... what should be considered average for a wedding in Austin? We wish we could tell you a straight answer, but since every wedding is a custom event it is hard to tell where people will want to splurge or cut costs. A few big factors can change the cost of a wedding drastically including the guest count, the day & place, the details, the vendors, and the crazy planning that ties it all together. It's your big day and your budget, so we polled all of the successful vendors in the Austin wedding industry and compiled a list of averages!
It’s no secret that planning a wedding can be a monumental task. One would think that hiring a professional to plan your big day would be a no-brainer, but this isn’t always the case. Sometimes DIY sounds like a fun project to take on and spending as little money as possible is the name of the game! Friends or family members may sound like a great, cost-effective option; I mean they're offering, so hypothetically why wouldn't you take all of the help that you can get? In the wedding industry - you get what you pay for. Let us explain why having a zero dollar cost planner could have a more negative effect on your big day than you anticipated.
Have you ever heard the phrase, a good DJ isn’t cheap and a cheap DJ isn’t good? If you haven’t heard it before, we are telling you the truth behind it! Planning your wedding may take months, even years; dress shopping may take a few weeks, your vows may take a few minutes, but your party, your music, your entertainment… that is the area where you want to focus your time on when it comes to planning the experience for your guests. The crowded dance floor, the dancing flower girl, the groomsman doing handstands, and the current trending songs are just a few things that your guests will remember for a lifetime.
Let’s be honest, we love food and because it is one of the biggest spends on your wedding budget, it’s important to know all the key questions when searching for a caterer! More than anything, you need to make sure things don’t get left out so you aren’t shocked with surprises later on. We made a list of how to find your food and beverage pro so when it’s time to start the search and when you are ready to start proposal shopping, we have your back AND your taste buds!