For the second year in a row, wedding budgets increased in 2012 according to the Real Weddings Study, published by and The survey of over 17,500 brides who were married in 2012 showed that the average price of a wedding has increased to $28,427. Here in Orange County, the average is higher. Ranking as the 12th most expensive place to get married, the average Orange County wedding costs $33,848. San Diego shares the ranking with a slightly higher average price tag of $34,136. Los Angeles comes in at 11th with an average wedding budget of $35,308.

With such big budgets, brides are working harder to create a special experience for themselves and their guests. This includes paying more attention to things like the reception decor. Rather than letting things come together willy-nilly, brides are tying items like chair covers and sashes into their themes and wedding colors. These small touches are a great way to make one’s wedding look great without taking up much of a budget. Whether your wedding will be at, below, or above the average budget, Bella Events Services offer plenty of finishing touches for your big day. Give us a call to find out what we can bring to your reception.