Wedding Budget Breakdown

Ever wonder what the typical wedding cost? The average wedding in 2012 cost couples around $27,000. How could one day cost so much? We have the breakdown here.



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Wedding Budget Breakdown Overall average wedding cost in 2012 is approx. $26-$28,000 Headpiece/Veil -$274 Grooms Tux -$150-$200 Groomsmen Tux -$150-$200 Wedding dress -$1500 Bridesmaid dresses -$100-$200 Wedding Timing June is the most popular month for weddings, then August, folowed by September and October June 10.8% Monthly breakdown: January 4.7% February 7.0% March 6.1% April 7.4% May 9.8% June 10.8% July 9.7% August 10.2% September 9.6% October 9.4% November 7.4% December 7.8% 2.3 million couples wed every year in the US. That breaks down to nearly 6,200 weddings a day Flowers Wedding Flowers total - $1,970 Boutonnieres/Corsages $202 Bride Bouquet $169 Bridesmaid Bouquets $274 Decorations/Centerpieces $1,272 Flower Girl Flowers $53 Rings Average ring cost For couple - $1,617.00 Brides $1,126 Grooms $491 Most Popular Wedding Band Metal For brides 70% are white gold For grooms 34% are white gold Wedding Location/Reception Ceremony Site - $1,600 Wedding Venue (reception hall) - $12,000 (venue, food, bar) The top wedding city in the world is Istanbul, Turkey with 166,000 for the year Las Vegas, Nevada is in second place with 114,000 weddings Other Interesting Info $72 billion per year is spent on weddings $19 billion per year is spent on wedding gift registries $8 billion per year is spent on honeymoons Honeymoons (and average cost and length) Newly married U.S. couples honeymoon destinations 30% the continental U.S. 70% travel outside (including Hawaii) Top Destinations Within US: Florida, California and Nevada Average Cost: $2,325 Average Length (excluding travel time): 6-7 days International: Top Destinations: Mexico, Hawaii, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Italy, St. Lucia, France and U.S.V.I. Average Cost: $5,219 (more than twice domestic spend) Average Length (excluding travel time): 8.7 days Misc. Wedding favors - $400 Music (Band/DJ) - $1000 Photography - $2285 Videographer - $1400 Rehearsal Dinner - $1300 Wedding Cake - $535 Limousine - $700 Officiate/Pastor or Priest $263 Invitations & Reply Cards $659