Average costs cited will vary from source to source, but according to The Wedding Report, today's average wedding costs over $25,631. On average, US couples spend $25,631 for their wedding. However, the majority of couples spend between $19,223 and $32,039. This does not include cost for a honeymoon.
According to the Real Wedding Study, the average cost of a wedding is around $28k, unless you're getting married in Manhattan where the average cost is over $76k.
Understanding wedding costs now can help you with your wedding budget later.
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(Also see: How Much Should a Wedding DJ Cost?)
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Number of Weddings 2,081,100. Average Wedding Cost $25,631. Market Value $53.3 Billion. Average Number of Guests 133 - 143. Online Market Value $8.6 Billion. Number of Wedding Businesses 332,577 - 369,530.
- Cost of Wedding
Wedding Budget vs Real Wedding Cost. Site includes wedding cost search and wedding cost estimator.
- US Wedding Cost Update Q1Q2- 2011
The average amount of money spent on a wedding in the United States has declined since last year when the average amount spent was $24,066 compared to Q1Q2- 2011 when the average was $18, 859. This decline is not as severe when compared to the 2009 average amount spent, $19,581
- The $28,000 question: Why are we all hypocrites about weddings?
... When planning how much to spend for your wedding, "Planning before you need to separates rich people from everyone else."