How Much Does a Wedding Cost?
Congratulations on your engagement! By now you're probably starting to learn the different pricing for various vendors. But how do you know if the price a vendor offers you is a fair price? Really the answer to this is to shop around and get a few quotes. Don't settle on just one quote from one vendor. The important thing to keep in mind is what you're getting for that price. Does the quote from a photographer include an engagement session? How many hours of service does that price from the DJ get you? Compare, compare, compare. Of course you should pick the vendor that is going to give you an amazing quality, but also make sure you're getting the services you want for that cost.
Hampton Roads Wedding Guide has a great budget calculator for you to follow! What we always recommend is to set a budget range, versus a hard and fast number. Having a range allows for incidentals you didn't prepare for so you're not hit with a last minute necessary purchase that throws you off budget. What if at the last minute you decide you just have to have a photo booth? Having that built in range allows for those things that could make your day even better!