How much a Brooklyn wedding really costs

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A storybook Brooklyn wedding, pulled off with the help of Two Kindred Event Planners who were hired for the month leading up to the wedding. Photo taken in front of Jane’s Carousel in Dumbo by UNIQUE LAPIN Photography.

“Wedding-affordable and real-life affordable, especially in New York, are two very different things,” laughs wedding planner Lara G. Mahler. She may be laughing but she definitely isn’t kidding. After all, the inspiration for launching her own wedding planning business, THE PRIVILEGE IS MINE, came in 2015 after watching good friends take on loads of stress and hefty bank loans to pay for their wedding day.

“Couples should not have to go into debt to have a wedding,” says Mahler, emphatically. And yet it seems entirely plausible that a couple would run that risk. The Knot just released its annual Real Weddings Study, and the average cost of a Brooklyn wedding rings in at $46,808.

So how do they come up with that number? We dug into the prices various wedding vendors charge, based upon a 100-person wedding, beginning with two planners. (more…)

Continue reading at Brooklyn Based, where this story was originally published.