The single life may not be that bad. If you're currently planning a wedding or waiting for him to pop the question, it's looking like a second job (or trust fund) may be in order. 

With Christmas, New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day behind us, engagement season seems to have come to a close. Now it's wedding show season. What does this mean? It means that planning is underway and the budgets are being set.

The average cost of a wedding is the highest it has ever been. Couples are spending more because they are getting creative. The amount of guests at a wedding in Idaho is less than 150 people.

Idaho weddings cost us (on average) $22,018 and we are one of the lowest states! According to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding nationwide is $35,329. We are nearly $10k less.

Maybe couples in Idaho are a little more relaxed when it comes to the extras in a wedding. The cost for most people is because of some of the following plans:

  • Band and a DJ
  • Photo booth or custom photo options
  • Cigar rolling bar
  • Dance performers / specialty performers

Want to save money? Here are a few ways:

  • Narrow down your guest list
  • Plan a wedding between meal times
  • Provide a cash bar
  • Choose one feature over another (band vs DJ etc.)
  • Stick to your budget