When planning your wedding budget, one of the first things you should think about is not only where you want to get married, but if it’s an economically friendly place to say “I Do.” If you’re from Chicago and know you’re definitely going to get married there, it helps to know going into your wedding planning that your wedding budget is going to have to have more flexibility than someone getting married in Memphis, TN.
If your dream wedding city is on this list of the most expensive places to say “I Do,” don’t despair! Just realize you’ll have to get more creative when it comes to your wedding budget. For example, you’ll want to look for venues that include things like tables and chairs, or choose to hold your reception in a restaurant instead, where your overall food cost tends to be a bit lower. Then, check out our guide to What to Splurge vs. Save On. Your wedding budget will thank you!