In 2016 the average wedding cost was $36,652. The average amount spent on weddings over the last 5 years, according to The Wedding Report, was:

In 2016 venue, catering, and wedding rentals had the following average prices:

  • Ceremony Officiator $247
  • Event Accessories $378
  • Event Bar Service $2,747
  • Event Food Service $5,398
  • Event Location $4,170
  • Event Rentals $2,006
  • Hotel Room for After Reception $364
  • Limo Rental $558
  • Other Transportation $598
  • Rehearsal Dinner $661
  • Wedding Cake/Dessert $484

If you’re looking to gather information about weddings here are some blogs worth checking out:

  1. Style Me Pretty
  2. Martha Stewart Wedding
  3. Wedding Chicks
  4. Green Wedding Shoes
  5. 100 Layer Cake

The first things you should do when planning a wedding is set a budget, decide on a timetable, and pick your style and location. Once you know these things you need to start making your guest list then register on gift registries. Booking a venue can be one of the biggest decisions you can make. The venue has to accommodate your guest list, your style, work within your budget, and be available the day you have picked to say I do.

When you decide on a venue keep in mind that you are selecting the backdrop for all of your photographs. Walk around the venue and make sure it can accommodate your style, your food, your friends, and all the necessities you need to make your wedding day the best day of your life. Make sure you ask the venues what vendors they have relationships with so you know if they might have the means to help you out with other parts of your special day.

MGM Banquet has a beautiful ballroom that can accommodate all styles and event needs. If you are looking for a high-end venue with classy yet affordable prices you should give us a call. We will go above and beyond to make your wedding the magical day it is supposed to be.