How Much Vendors Contract For: Harford/Baltimore County
We find that the discrepency most couples have in the planning process is understanding how much things cost and what they're getting for their money. Today, we're going to focus on what we're seeing in the Harford County and Baltimore areas. We're going to give you ranges for each category to help you plan your wedding budget. It's important to understand that these are relative to the vendor's location, skill and reputation. While there are times when costs can be lower, there are more times that the price can be higher. This post should be especially helpful because it provides you a blueprint for minimums. If a vendor is offering you a price lower than outlined below, you should seriously consider their skill level, their insurance coverage and client reviews. We've based these estimates on weddings attended by approximately 130 guests.
Venue Rental: $500-$5000
Church/Officiant Donations: $300-$1000
-These numbers indicate the total, usually these are two separate transactions
Wedding Gown: $700-$5000
-The average bride in our boutique spends about $1500
-Including veil, jewelry and shoes
Tux Rentals: $100-$200
-Grooms will often recieve theirs for free
Furniture Rentals: $500-$5000
-This is depending on how many groupings, bars etc.
Hair & Makeup: $175+
-This is including invitations, menu cards, programs, place cards
Wedding Planner: 12-15% of your budget or $1500-$4000
-This is based on full planning options
Gifts for Bridal Party/Family: $250-$500
-This is depending on how many parents/attendants
Favors: $130- $650
-Many couples are omitting this
We hope you find this helpful! What price ranges are you seeing your area?