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The True Cost of a Wedding Knot

THE True COST OF AWEDDING KN Envious ladies around the world are abuzz about the upcoming Royal Wedding – the dress, the ring, the colors! Oh my! With a price tag of around $48 million, $26,984 AVERAGE COST $30,000+ OF A WEDDING (excluding honeymoon) it makes the average American wedding, coming in just under a measly $27,000, seem almost affordable. For those of you planning your own ONE IN FIVE not-so-royal affair, read on to learn where your money may go. $40,000+ ONE IN EIGHT NOTHING BUT THE FACTS* "Brides remain committed to planning a luxurious, memorable event and are willing to spend despite the state of the Most Destination JUNE есoпотy - Carley Roney, editor in chief of The Knot Inc. 24% popular Weddings month Average number of BRIDESMAIDS 4 Average number of GROOMSMEN 4 111 29 Average age 31 Average number of guests Average amount spent on each guest 141 $194 Average length of engagement Percent who lived together prior to wedding DEC 16% Most popular month 14 74% to propose MONTHS A BRIDAL BUDGET Average amount spent on each item in 2010 Reception Venue Photographer Rehearsal Dinner Wedding Cake $12,124 $2,320 $1,127 $540 Catering Florist/Décor Wedding Gown Ceremony Musicians $8,601 ($61 per head) $1,988 $1,099 $503 Engagement Ring Videographer Reception DJ Invitations $5,392 $1,463 $900 $351 Reception Band Ceremony Site Wedding Day Transportation Favors $3,081 $1,393 $667 $222 THE MOST EXPENSIVE PLACES TO GET HITCHED Boston, MA $35,458 Rhode Island $41,169 Chicago, IL $35,389 Connecticut San Francisco Bay Area, CA $31.173 $35,197 Hudson Valley (NY) $45,695 • New York City s$s (Manhattan) $70,730 NYC Outer Boroughs $44,718 Santa Barbara/ Ventura, CA $36.2333 Los Angeles, CA $33.745 Orange County/ Inland Empire, CA $31,954 Long Island (NY) $51,811 Northern/Central NJ $49,347 San Diego, CA $30,687 Southern NJ $36,694 Philadelphia, PA $36,294 Washington, DC, Northern Virginia & Suburban Maryland $33.727 Houston, TX $29.129 AVERAGE COST SIZE OF WEDDING STYLE Southern Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale) Highest $$$ New York City: $70,.730 Most number of guests Nebraska: 213 Most casual weddings Hawaii $33,810 Lowest Utah: $13,214 Least number of guests Nevada: 59 Most formal weddings Northern/Central New Jersey SO HOW WILL You AFFORD YOUR WEDDING? Unlike the Royals, of us don't get to use taxpayer dollars to fund our weddings. You may need a few savings NIX THE BAND Consider this: a single DJ costs considerably less than a whole band. AVOID PEAK SEASON FINANCE IT CROWDSOURCE ITEMS June through September are the busiest months when it comes to If you really want to pull out all the stops but don't have enough cash, wedding loans are available through select lenders – given that your credit score is high enough. Ask your friends to help create centerpieces, desserts and invitations instead of buying you a gift. weddings. Schedule your wedding in the off-season instead and save money on the venue and other |save the date various costs. NOVEMBER SOURCE: www | credit sesame *Based on 2010 figures

The True Cost of a Wedding Knot

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The whole world watched the Royal Wedding -- without a doubt one of the premier social events of 2011. With a price tag of around $48 million, it makes the average American wedding, coming in just und...


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