Are you thinking about planning a wedding? Are you getting overwhelmed at the cost? If money is tight there are a few ways to have a great wedding. Many people love to go to Vegas and get married in a quick chapel ceremony. Vegas isn’t ideal for some people. You might not love “Sin City”. Or the cheesiness of some of the wedding packages might not fit your personal style. There are ways to find an affordable wedding chapel without going to Las Vegas.
They Are Everywhere
The great thing about wedding chapels, you can find them in every state. This is especially helpful if you are wanting to have a destination style wedding. If you live in the area, it makes it an easy place to find. Most wedding chapels have special wedding packages that help save on costs.
Wedding Packages That Are Affordable
According to Brides magazine, weddings in 2019 averaged at $48,000. If you are reading this, you don’t have that kind of cash laying around. Tight budgets mean finding ways to keep you out of debt and have a beautiful wedding. Wedding chapels offer wedding packages that will include certain things. Bridal bouquets, wedding cakes, the ceremony, and photographs are common. The number of guests is important as well. I found a wedding chapel in Gatlinburg, TN that had many packages to fit any budget. Their highest is $1,000 for up to 45 guests and a full hour to spend at the chapel. Wedding cake, portraits, and ceremony DVD were also in that package. That is a great deal for a wedding.
Save On Stress
Ask any bride and they will tell you how stressful the wedding planning is. I had an easy-going wedding and I found it to be a difficult process. There are tiny details that many don’t realize until it’s time to plan. With a wedding chapel package, a lot of details are part of the package. You can focus on wedding rings, attire, and invitations. I got married in 2003 and I don’t remember a lot of details about my wedding. I was so busy running around and taking care of things, I never got to enjoy a bit of it. I don’t even remember eating my dinner. A dinner I agonized over for weeks on end.
You Are In More Control
Yes, some details are a part of the package. The choice to marry in a wedding chapel also gives you more control. This is helpful when you have an overbearing family, who mean well, trying to take over. You might have to let someone plan the reception dinner for you, but the chapel will be all yours. When I got married, my parents had a huge fit about the dinner I had chosen to start. I did bend a bit and change the menu a little bit. When you have all this stress though, it doesn’t help at all. I would’ve loved to have one thing that no one could touch.