How Much Does a Wedding Cost in Florida?
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If you are just starting out the planning process, you may ask:
What’s the most expensive part of a wedding?
It can be any number of items. Usually, it’s the venue and catering. But there are 4 other big vendors where couples spend a majority of their budget. Think about Planners, Photographers, Videographers, and Wedding DJs.
How much does the average vendor cost? For the “Big 4,” it’s easy to figure out. Most “consultants” in the Florida Wedding Industry now recommend that vendors display (or give the average rate) of their services directly online. That is a huge WIN for couples planning to tie the knot.
Transparency in wedding pricing is what we strive for. Couples demand it. Wedding Wire is the perfect tool for this. Florida wedding vendors can be transparent on Wedding Wire by providing their average pricing.
You will see that some vendors do NOT give their average price on Wedding Wire. Why not? There is some “old-school” thinking here… they either:
1. Want to get you on the phone or in a meeting to “sell” you, or,
2. There are too many variables to give you an exact price.
Even if #2 is a factor, there should be an average price, right?
Sooo… we’ll work with the vendors who are transparent.
UGH! Math is involved? How do I know what is a realistic budget for a wedding?
Yes! Math is involved. But don’t worry, I’ve done all the calculations for you. No matter what part of Florida you are in, you’ll see the average rates. Then you can plan your budget accordingly, for each category.
How these prices are calculated:
Wedding Wire lists the average price for Wedding Vendors.
The rates are provided by the Wedding Vendors themselves…
This is important because vendors do not want to advertise an “overpriced” rate.
How Much Do Wedding Vendors Cost in Florida?
We’ll take each category and find the average price in these cities:
Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, and Tampa.
These are current as of 2022: