Budget Wedding Ideas: The $10K Wedding Budget Challenge

Sure, we know the average wedding will run about $27,000, but that didn't stop us from asking planners all over the country to accept The Knot $10K Wedding Budget Challenge.





cincinnati

A picnic-style outdoor, tented wedding at the Cincinnati Observatory.

grand total: $9,9201.11


>> Get the Cincinnati $10k plan


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denver

A morning wedding at the art museum followed by a brunch reception complete with a Bloody Mary bar.


grand total: $9,910


>> Get the Denver $10k plan



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milwaukee

A trendy loft reception with chocolate and champagne!

grand total: $9,730.85


>> See the Milwaukee $10k plan




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new york city

An outdoor wedding in Central Park followed by lunch at a trendy Tribeca restaurant.


grand total: $9,726.38


>> See the New York City $10k plan



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san francisco

An intimate ceremony followed by cocktails and light appetizers at a nearby restaurant.


grand total: $9,961.83


>> Get the San Francisco $10k plan

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