When you’re planning out your dream wedding, one very important detail that you tend to skip right over is how much this whole ordeal is going to cost you. Your dream wedding might be lined with beautiful flowers, live music, and a cake with so many tiers that it practically reaches the ceiling. But when you start to budget every single thing out, you begin to realize that planning a wedding pulls the cash out of all of the savings accounts you’ve worked so hard to grow.
Where does all the money go? Here are seven tweets that perfectly sum up just how crazy expensive weddings can be.
1. Hiring Vendors
One of the fastest ways you’ll start to see your money disappear is when it comes to hiring wedding vendors. As you research and find yourself sitting face-to-face with florists, DJs, caterers, and venues, you’ll notice that you’re spending more cash than you ever imagined to hire each and every one of them.
2. Your Guests Will Never Be Impressed
As your planning your wedding, remember that the things you spend the most money on should be the things that you and your fiancé care about having. Most likely, your guests won’t even notice all of the details you include to impress them. They just want good music, delicious food, and an open bar.
3. Wedding Dress Expense
The dress of your dreams might come with quite the hefty price tag. Often times, your wedding dress will be the most expensive item of clothing you ever buy, which might feel a little odd since you only wear it for just one day.
4. It’s Just Getting More and More Expensive
The price of a wedding is getting more expensive as each year passes. That’s not only because we are all trying to make our weddings more unique than everyone else’s wedding but because some wedding vendors know that if they keep raising their prices, brides will keep coming because they need that Instagram-worthy flower or donut wall.
5. Open Bar Means Open Your Wallet
One of your top must-haves might be having an open bar at your wedding. While your guests will love you for having one, your wallet won’t. Open bars are pricey especially if you’re paying per guest or by the hour.
6. Always One-Upping Each Other
With social media and photos from celebrity weddings posted all over the internet, figuring out ways to make your wedding stand out and be talked about for months to come can make your wedding bill more expensive than you planned for.
7. You’re Making the Wedding Bigger Than You Think
Set a budget for your wedding and make sure that everything, from the number of people you invite to the venue you pick, falls within it. Or else, you’ll be spending more than you ever wanted to on a party that only lasts 8 hours.