Planning a Wedding Reception: What’s It Going to Cost?

Before planning of any party or event takes place, the two most important things to figure out first are the date of the event and the budget. The same holds true when it comes to weddings and their receptions. Whether you are going to pick a venue, cake, themes etc., the first questions that businesses are going to ask you are going to be the date and how much you are looking to spend. Deciding on a budget for your wedding can be stressful and confusing. You might be thinking about how much you should spend on your wedding or how much is too much. Classics Five is here to help and we can give you some facts and tips to help you plan your special day!

                Couples in the United States typically spend anywhere from $19,833 - $33,055 on their weddings. The average cost for a wedding in the United States is $26,444. If you are specifically looking for average prices for Buffalo, NY and Erie County, the majority of couples tend to spend right around $10,000 or less. These numbers are based on number of guests estimated between 138-158 people. A single guest can cost anywhere from $177- $216. Of course your wedding cost is going to depend on a number of factors.

                Here’s a list of things to consider and to take into account when planning a wedding; these are listed in order of average cost from most expensive to least expensive:

  •   Venue, Catering & Rentals
  •   Number of guests
  •   Jewelry
  •   Photography & Video
  •   Wedding Planner/Consultant (If applicable)
  •   Attire & Accessories (Wedding Dress, Tuxedo rentals etc.)
  •   Flowers & Decorations
  •   Entertainment (Band/DJ, Music, etc.)
  •   Invitations/Thank You letters
  •   Gifts/Wedding Favors
  •   Beauty & Spa

For a more detailed breakdown of costs and specifics, click here to get a breakdown based on your zip code and specific number of guests.