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What are average prices we can expect?

Just to give you some wedding stats:

· An average wedding right now in NC is $19,000-$23,000

· An Average wedding in USA is $27,660

· Average guest count is 150

· But the industry standard is $100 per person (pp)

§ $125 w/ alcohol & a cocktail hour w/ appetizers,

§ $150 for custom flowers, linens, & lighting

§ $175 if you add a band too everything above

· Average reception is 3-5 hours long (with 5 hours having a sit down meal.

· Average DJ = $100 per hour

· Average Food & Non-alcoholic Beverage per guest $18.00-$25.00 pp (appetizers additional)

· Average Bar per guest = 1 drink per person per hour Average drink = $4.00

· Average Cake slice = $5.25 pp

· Average Bridal Bouquet = $150-$200

· Average Bridesmaid's Bouquet = $75 Average (Bridal party = 4 each side)

· Average Boutonnière = $18.00 (groom, groomsmen, family)

· Average Corsage (mother and grandmother & greeters) = $22.00

· Average centerpiece = $25.00 - $150.00 per table

· Average Linen = $18.00 per table

· Average photographer = $300 per hour per photographer plus prints/photo album

 

 

Don’t forget:

According to: www.costofwedding.com

Average cost of a wedding in Alamance County: $15,693-$26,155… However most spend less than $10,000.

Average guest count of a wedding in Alamance County: 117-137

Average cost per guest in Alamance County: $148-$181

Average cost venue in Alamance County: $2499-$4165

 

Average cost day of coordinator in Alamance County: $616-$1026

             Expect to spend between $1,250-$1,667+ for well experienced professionals

Average cost month of coordinator in Alamance County: $882-$1470

               Expect to spend between $1,745-$2,326+ for well experienced professionals

Average cost full service planner in Alamance County: $2495-$4159

               Expect to spend between $4,953-$6,604+ for well experienced professionals

(Alamance County including Burlington, Graham, Haw River, Elon, Mebane, & Snow Camp)

 

According to American Express: An average guests spends $592 to attend a wedding (including airfare, hotel, travel arragements, attire and gift).

 

Here's a sample of a BASIC wedding for 100 or less guests:

$1099 day of coordinator plus 3 assistants for 8 hours 
$500 venue (basic hotel meeting space, local park or recreational center, church)
$1200 additional rentals (ceremony chairs, additional tables, linens, etc)
$1200 1 meat two sides, salad, dessert, roll, tea and water, with plasticware
$500 basic cake or cupcakes
$1000 basic flowers bridal bouquet, 3 bouquets, 6 boutaineres, 4 corsages, 10 simple centerpieces, and 1 simple arch for ceremony
$600 basic DJ services, usually one system
$1200 1 photographer for 4-6 hours, with unedited photos on a disk
$800 1 videographer for limited hours limited DVD
$500 minister (remember without them it's just a party)
$300 party favors
$400 invites and stamps

It adds up quickly.... $10,299

Don't forget honeymoon, rings, dress & accessories, hair & make-up, tux and wedding gifts...
*no transportation due to no alcohol
if you were thinking of having a $10,000 budget