In 2009, the number of couples getting married will remain steady overall at about 2.2 million. If the economy begins to recover, we may see a slight increase; however, if we see more economic turmoil the number of weddings will decline in 2009 as couples wait for the economy to recover. Spending will follow the same trend, except that overall spending will be down 10% over 2008, which is already seeing a decline of 20-30%. In 2009, we estimate the average wedding cost to be between $21,000 and $25,000.
There has been a lot of talk in the wedding industry about whether or not we should cut our prices in order to survive in this market. For myself personally, the answer is no. I believe in the quality of the service I provide and I believe in the reasons of why I charge what I charge. My mechanic, lawyer, accountant, and IT guy aren't lowering their prices, because they too believe in the quality and the necessity of the work they do. Granted, you can get married without a wedding coordinator, but if you do want one, always remember that you get what you pay for!"
*Your Las Vegas Wedding Concierge has not discounted my pricing however my 2008 fees for all my services will continue through 2009 for at least the first 4-6 months. I am confident my fees are competitive and fair. They reflect the professionalism, high quality and level of service, dedication & passion I give to each and every wedding couple I work with.
I firmly believe that whether I (or someone in your city or destination locale) assist you for a few hours or over the course of several months, having an advocate to guide you to make the best decisions in planning a beautiful, successful, memorable and affordable wedding within your budget is value worth considering.