Guest Blog - Average Wedding Costs in Louisiana

We've compiled the average cost of having a wedding in Louisiana based off figures from The Wedding Market and from averages we know of in our area for 2015 weddings with a 200 person guest count. 

Now remember, these are averages, and not every wedding is the same. Many of you will spend a lot less than the average, some by half. Some wedding couples will spend more or less in different categories. How does your wedding add up?

Market Average    $40,693

Attire & Accessories
Dress Accessories    $226
Tuxedo/suit/other Accessories    $101
Tuxedo/suit/other Rent/purchase    $203
Wedding Dress/es    $1,226
    
Beauty & Spa
Hair Service    $66
Makeup Service    $105
Manicure & Pedicure    $44
    
Entertainment
DJ    $728
Live Band    $1,706
Musician/s, Soloist, or Ensemble    $611
    
Flowers & Decorations
Boutonnieres, Corsages    $144
Bridal Bouquet    $148
Bridesmaid Bouquets    $179
Event Decorations    $446
Event Table Centerpieces    $1223
Flower Girl Flowers    $85
Flower Petals    $95
    
Gifts & Favors
Gift/s for Attendants    $104
Gift/s for Parents    $120
Tips (for all services)    $485
Wedding Favors    $235
    
Invitations
Ceremony Programs    $121
Engagement Announcements    $105
Guest Book    $59
Invitations & Reply Cards    $228
Postage    $106
Reception Menus    $124
Save the Date Cards    $112
Table Name and Escort/place Cards    $83
Thank You Cards    $89
 

Jewelry
Engagement Ring    $3,386
Wedding Bands    $1,254
    
Photography & Video
Digital or Photo cd/dvd    $305
Engagement Session    $396
Prints and/or Enlargements    $237
Wedding album/s or photo book/s    $428
Wedding Photographer    $2,344
Wedding Videographer    $1,068
    
Planner/Consultant
A La Carte Services    $957
Day of Coordinator    $825
For Getting Started    $883
Full Service    $2,886
Month of Direction    $1,085
    
Venue, Catering & Rentals
Ceremony Officiator    $208
Event Accessories    $325
Event Bar Service    $2,378
Event Food Service    $4,771
Event Location    $3,628
Event Rentals    $1,719
Hotel Room for After Reception    $309
Limo Rental    $480
Other Transportation    $515
Rehearsal Dinner    $577
Wedding Cake/dessert    $422


Written by Virginia Conway, owner of A Day to Remember - Wedding & Event Planning, LLC and Publisher of Southern Celebrations Magazine. Get your copy of Volume III by clicking the image below!