THE MOST asked question on everyone's mind is "how much will my wedding cost"?
It's a fair question to be sure.
The answer has less to do with the cost of the venue, because YOU as the client control the most expensive element of your wedding cost: your number of guests
The number one way to control your costs is by the number of guests you invite. Every venue, every professional and every true friend will tell you the same thing.
ONLY YOU have control over that exponential element of your budget. Your guest count will make or break your budget, regardless of the location you select.
Compared to events across the country, the Midwest has lower cost weddings based on lower cost of living in relation to bigger and more coastal cities.
The Midwest also has a higher guest count than the rest of the country so most weddings in our region are over 200 guests (which is less common in larger cities where the average is 75 - 100 guests).
According to numbers specifically in our region / city / county (Saint Louis), the average wedding costs $39,143
To be more specific to YOU:
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'The Knot 2016 Real Weddings Study'
The average wedding is 141 guests with a per person cost of $251
Another interesting fact—the guest spend has gone up, but the number of guests is down. The average number of wedding guests in 2016 was 141, down from 139 in 2015, and the cost per wedding guest for 2016 is up to $251.
Spending is also on the rise when it comes to all reception categories, including catering costs, cake, music, flowers, photography, entertainment and more in 2015. Since 2009, custom guest entertainment that reflects couples' personalities has more than tripled, from 11 percent to 36 percent, and that includes cigar rolling stations, wine and liquor tastings, and live dance performers.
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