According to the Wedding Report and the Knot; having a Smoky Mountain Wedding you will save money before you even start planning. Sevier County, which includes Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, boasts a lower-cost wedding than most other areas in our country!
The Average Costs of wedding in the United States in 2022 was $33,000 for an average of one hundred guests. If you had a Smoky Mountain Wedding, the average cost was $19,000; a savings of almost $14,000!
Yes, these numbers can be scary. You can get away with spending more or less for your wedding. Start off knowing your budget and everything that you will need to consider. Know where it is smart to spend less and where it isn’t. Remember to include all of your traveling expenses, your beauty expenses, your alteration expenses, etc.
Things to Consider for your Smoky Mountain Wedding
The reception is the most expensive component of your wedding and receives the majority of your budget. Your guests will recall the food, the entertainment, the amount of time your photographer kept you away from the festivities, and how you looked. Don’t cut corners in these categories. You will remember how you felt and how your now-husband looked that day. You might or might not recall the food. However, you will recall the entertainment, especially if it was great or horrible.
With this budget, over $10,000 will be spent on the location, including catering, decorations, linen, chairs, or other rentals. Don’t cut corners on the food’s quality; if you want to save money, you can still get great cuisine with less. Additionally, it is crucial is having a professional photographer. A skilled photographer will be able to complete stunning pictures quickly and without disrupting your reception.
Additionally, do not cut corners when it comes to entertainment. I’m not saying this because that’s what we do; rather, I’m saying it because you deserve to have a stress-free celebration. You need to have fun too. With quality entertainment, you will.
Whatever you choose to do, do your research for your Smoky Mountain wedding and check references for any location or vendor who will be representing you for your wedding! This is your day!
A Wedding Savings Tip
Smokey Mountain Sounds is the premiere wedding DJ in the Smoky Mountains. We would be honored to provide entertainment services for your Smoky Mountain wedding reception. Please contact us to discuss your wedding and how we can help. View our wedding packages here. We are proud members of the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association, and our services go far beyond traditional DJ services. Learn more about our company here.
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