Wedding Budget Breakdown: Average Wedding Costs in NC

Wedding Budget Breakdown: Average Wedding Costs in NC

Wedding Budget Breakdown: Average Wedding Costs in NC

Whether you’re getting ready to celebrate an upcoming wedding, a corporate gathering, or a charitable dinner, The Graham Mill offers limitless opportunities for celebrations of any size. In this blog, we are discussing the average cost of a wedding and the wedding budget breakdown!

The Average Cost of a North Carolina Wedding

The average wedding costs in NC, specifically the Triangle area, are just over $30,000. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are on a tight budget or have the ability to spend more freely; a bit of organization and know-how can help you plan a beautiful wedding without encountering unexpected expenses. At the Graham Mill our clients most commonly spend between $15,000-$25,000 and if you come in for a tour we can share with you all of our knowledge about our local favorite vendors to ensure you have the unique style you love at the budget you can afford.

Wedding Budget Breakdown: Average Wedding Costs in NC

What are the significant costs of the wedding?

At least in terms of price, most wedding customs have not been altered much in the past years.

When it comes to planning a wedding, there are a lot of moving parts. And most of these pieces can have significant effects on your budget.

Here are some of the average major costs associated with wedding planning in North Carolina: 

  • Wedding cake – 582 USD
  • Venue – 16,107 USD
  • Wedding Dress – 1,564 USD
  • Groom’s Attire – 280 USD
  • Photographer – 2,783 USD
  • Videographer – 1,564 USD

Remember that different factors can affect your wedding budget. These include your geography. For instance, the most expensive states to get married in are New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago. On average, you would need to spend around $96,000 if you get married in New York. 

This shows how affordable it is to conduct a wedding in North Carolina, as you may only need to spend around $20,000- $30,000 or less for all the wedding expenses to be taken care of by high-quality professional vendors. 


Here is a wedding checklist to cover when budgeting

Getting ready for your wedding, such as sampling out cakes and dressing up, is an exciting time for newly engaged couples. What cake flavor do you like; chocolate ganache or buttercream? These are some of the questions you have to ask yourself before making a final decision.

Breaking down your wedding budget will help you make better use of your money, regardless of how much you have saved. Here is an example of a wedding checklist to cover when budgeting:

  • Venue Rental 
  • Catering
  • Beverage
  • Florist
  • DJ 
  • Photography and Videography
  • Miscellaneous items such as souvenirs, stationery, entertainment, and parking. 
  • Transportation 

Want to get an estimation of your wedding expenses? Learn more about Pricing at the Graham Mill!

Here are the next steps we would love for you to take:

  1. We are happy to answer any additional questions!

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  1. We would love to give you a tour!  

Tours are available by appointment only. Email, call, or text to schedule yours!

  1. When you are ready to book, you are able to sign your contract and pay your deposit online! We offer payment plans if needed! 

Interested in a tour? 

No matter the occasion, Graham Mill is here to provide you with the best service. Contact us now to get a quote and free price estimation. 

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