It’s been over a decade since I married my Husband but I remember it adding up to much more than I thought it would once all was said and done. It’s was a good thing we gave ourselves a year to plan so we could divvy up the cost among many months.
I won’t reveal what we spent, but it was much less than $30,000, which is what approximately 1 in 5 brides are spending on their wedding today. The percentage of brides spending MORE than $40,000 is 12%!
Based on national data samples of 17,500 respondents, here are the latest results and wedding industry statistics of the AVERAGE answers from The Knot and WeddingChannel.com:
Overall Wedding (excluding honeymoon) was $28,427.
♥ Average cost of the reception hall: $12,905
♥ Catering price per person: $63. The average guest list had 141 guests so that’s a total cost of $8,883!
♥ Engagement Ring: $5,431
♥ Reception Band: $3,084
♥ Photographer: $2,379
♥ Florist: $1,997
♥ Wedding Planner: $1,847
♥ Ceremony Site: $1,711
♥ Videographer: $1,619
♥ Wedding Dress: $1,211
♥ Rehearsal Dinner: $1,135
♥ Reception DJ: $988
♥ Limousine: $708
♥ Wedding Cake: $560
♥ Ceremony Musicians: $554
♥ Invitations: $453
♥ Wedding Favors: $289
♥ Groom’s Tux: $230
Wonder what cities spend the most on their weddings on average? Couples in Manhattan spent the most, with an average wedding budget of $76,687. Chicago ($49,810), northern and central New Jersey ($48,496), Santa Barbara and Ventura, Calif. ($42,319) and Boston ($39,239) follow. The states of Alaska and Utah had a smaller average budget, in comparison of $15,504 and $13,214, respectively.
Want to know more Key Average Wedding Statistics such as the most popular month to get engaged and the average age of the bride and groom? Visit this article.
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