PRLog - May 1, 2012 - RICHMOND, Va. -- TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com conducted a survey of 18,000 U.S. couples 18 or older who married in 2011, and found that the average wedding budget has increased year over year for the first time since 2008 according to ABCNews.com. The average wedding cost (excluding the honeymoon) in America is a little over $27,000 and while that pales in comparison to the millions spent by high profile celebrities like Kim Kardashian, it can take a toll on the average engaged couple. With that in mind, consider those seeking extravagant and over-the-top nuptials. That cost can easily reach $100,000.
According to ErikaDarden.com Owner and CEO, Erika A. Darden, she works directly with brides who demand nothing less than the wedding of their dreams and are able to pay for it. Erika Darden also counsels brides who simply can't afford the extravagance. As a result, she has developed a workshop to teach brides, mothers, bridesmaids, friends, or anyone interested in learning how to plan a luxury wedding for less.
The LUXE Wedding Workshops will teach how to choose the best vendor partners, contract negotiations, venue design, décor tips, and much more. The first workshop will kickoff in Richmond, Virginia.
When: Sunday, July 8, 2012
Where: The Westin Richmond, 6631 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Erika A. Darden started planning corporate events and meetings at the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and all manner of celebrations for family and friends as a hobby. After years of owning and running her own accounting firm, she didn't feel fulfilled and after her family encouraged her to "follow her dream" she stepped out on faith and began planning weddings and events that catered to upscale clientele.
"In this workshop series, I will be pouring a wealth of invaluable information to the average bride and equip her with the tools to plan or contribute to the planning of a luxury wedding for less", added Erika A. Darden.
For more information about her services or to register for this workshop, please visit her website at http://erikadarden.com.