We all know weddings can be crazy expensive. And while small stuff like decorations or favours can add up, there are a few main factors that will determine your wedding's price tag more than anything. Photo by Robert Kintner
The average cost of a wedding in Australia is $36,200. That's a lot of cash for a single day. Granted, it's an important day, but Bankrate makes a good point: If you really want to trim your budget, these are the three areas you should focus on:
Your guest list: The number of people attending your wedding impacts everything from your rentals to your food. The fewer people, the cheaper everything else becomes.
Location: The cost of just about everything varies depending on your location — venue, entertainment, food, the list goes on. If you want to save a large amount of money, be strategic about where you choose to get married.
Time of year: When weddings are in demand, weddings will be more expensive. If you want to save cash, consider getting married off-peak.
It pays to focus your frugal efforts on the areas that will pay off most, and that's sort of the idea here.
How much does a wedding cost? [Bankrate]