Wedding Budget Breakdown

Wedding Budget Breakdown

Overall average wedding cost in 2012 is approx.




Grooms Tux


Groomsmen Tux


Wedding dress


Bridesmaid dresses


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


Wedding Flowers total - $1,970

Boutonnieres/Corsages $202

Bride Bouquet $169

Bridesmaid Bouquets $274

Decorations/Centerpieces $1,272

Flower Girl Flowers $53


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


(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


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

Wedding Budget Breakdown

shared by anniesheppard on Dec 11, 2012 in Lifestyle


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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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