The following figures are rough numbers of an even rougher number on relative, median costs of wedding and funeral accoutrements in Idaho. There really is no average, and extremes exist on both ends of the spectrum. Our thanks to Glenna Tooman of Memory Makers Event Planning LLC and Larry Leoni of Summers Funeral Home for being generous with their time and information.
Tux $90-$100 (rental)
Limousine $100/hour with a two hour minimum
Rings His $250-$300; Hers $500-$3,500
Facility Church $300-$1,500; Hotel $900-$2,400; Winery $1,200-$2,400
DJ (Master of Ceremonies) $150/hour with a three hour minimum
Photographer $1,500-$1,800 or $3,000 for all day
Announcements $300 plus postage
The whole shebang up to $50,000
Gown $0-$100 (often taken from existing wardrobe)
Tux $500-$1,300 (purchase)
Catering $0 (often provided by friends and family)
Flowers $60-$300 for one arrangement
Facility Funeral Home: N/A (part of package); Church: $300-$1,500
Minister (Master of Ceremonies) $0-?
Obituary Idaho Statesman-Weekdays $1.95/line; Sunday $2.40/line with a mandatory $10 fee for uploading to the Statesman Web site.
Immediate Burial Service: $775-1,425
The whole shebang: up to $10,000