According to costofwedding.com 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 2014 was $31,213 for an average of one hundred and twenty five guests. If you had a Smoky Mountain Wedding, the average cost was $20,276; a savings of almost $11,000!
Yes, these numbers can be scary. You can definitely get away with spending 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.
The bulk of your wedding budget goes to the reception, which is the most expensive part of your celebration. This is also the most memorable part of your wedding. Your guests will remember the food, the entertainment, how long your photographer kept you from the festivities, and how you looked! These are areas you do not want to skimp on. You will remember how your now husband looks and how you feel during the day. You may or may not have time to eat so you won’t remember the food but you will remember the entertainment, especially if it is bad.
The venue, catering, decorations and any linen, chairs, or other rentals will cost about $10,000 alone. Don’t skimp on the quality of the food, you can still have excellent quality with less food if you choose to save here. It is also important that you have a good photographer who knows what he/she is doing. A seasoned photographer can do beautiful photographs in a timely manner without holding up your reception. Do not skimp on your entertainment either. I am not saying this because that is what we do, I am saying this because you deserve to not have to worry about anything at all during your reception. You need to have fun too. With quality entertainment, you will.
No matter what you want to do, research for your Smoky Mountain Wedding, and make sure you have references for any venue or vendor that will be representing you for your wedding! This is your day!