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Colorado offers to pay cash rebate to couples booking weddings

Published Monday, Jul. 12th, 2021

A new incentive program in Colorado will help couples pay for their weddings, giving the state’s meetings and events industry the push it needs to bounce back post-pandemic. 


Colorado’s new Meetings and Events Incentive program is offering pre-approved couples a 10% cash rebate on the ‘hard costs’ of their wedding. Awards will range from a minimum of $3,500, up to maximum rebate of $100,000. 


‘Hard costs’ refer to the direct costs of staging an event, such as table and tent rentals, meal and labor costs, DJs and live performers, and the price of the wedding venue. (To see the full list of the Colorado incentive program’s eligible hard costs, head here.)


To qualify, weddings must take place on or after July 1, 2021 and on or before December 31, 2022.


According to our math, to meet the minimum rebate of $3,500, a couple's wedding must cost $35,000 or more. This number reflects the average amount couples pay for weddings in Colorado, which The Knot recently estimated to be around $30,000. (Don't want to pay that much? Consider a microwedding.)


For more information or to submit an application, couples and vendors can visit the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) website






All online ordained ministers are recognized in Colorado, including AMM Ministers. 


To learn about the Wedding Officiant Registration Requirements in Colorado, visit our state pages



Survey says: weddings are back!  


All around the country, the wedding industry is experiencing a surge in business as COVID vaccines become more available, families reunite, and engaged couples rush to get married. 


This increase in demand doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, either. Many of the AMM Ministers and wedding officiants we’ve talked to say that they are already booking weddings into 2022, 2023, and beyond.


Weddings are getting smaller, more intimate, more affordable, and more creative. 


Take a look at the results of our most recent nationwide survey to learn more about how couples’ wedding and ceremony plans are shaping up as daily life finds a new normal. 



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