How Much Is Being Spent On Your Wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: What's You Wedding Budget?
    Under $10,000 : (14 votes)
    21 %
    10,000 - 20,000 : (20 votes)
    29 %
    30,000 - 50,000 : (24 votes)
    35 %
    50,000 ,100,000 : (7 votes)
    10 %
    20,000 - 30, 000 : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    When we talked about a buget we were hoping to keep it as close to $20/25k as we could since we are hoping to buy a house later next year…but looking at numbers now it will be right around or over $30k


    Post # 4
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Had the option to go to $50k and couldnt’ justify it

    I based mine off the national average of $30K

    Post # 5
    2896 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    our budget was 7-10 thousand. we really wanted to stay as close to 7,000 as possible, but it ended up being 10,000.

    Post # 6
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    My FI and I are hoping to stay within a budget $16k. I made a spreadsheet and everything of projected costs (haven’t started paying for any vendors or anything yet, our wedding isn’t ’til 2015). If all goes according to plan…we should have about $53 left over in our budget. Yeah…pretty sure that’s not gonna happen 😀


    Post # 7
    47 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Not spending a whole lot! Fiance and I are elpoing, and possibly having a party after. My guestimate if we do the party is around $3500.

    Post # 8
    1824 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

    There’s no poll option for 20-30k, which would be my answer.

    Post # 9
    809 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

    As of right now I am trying to keep it under 15k and we are looking at about 13k. 

    Post # 11
    8389 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    $12k (US)

    Post # 12
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I think it’s more relevant to consider the median instead than the mean (average) when looking at wedding costs. I’m sure a lot of people on here know this, but for those who don’t, the median is the value that represents the amount half of people pay more than and half pay less than. The average, on the other hand, is skewed by all of the people on the high end, so less than half of the population pays more than that.

    I think the mean (average) wedding cost in the US is something like $28,000, which is what most bridal sites report, but the median is more like $18,000. Shockingly enough, the wedding industry is trying to convince the public that people are spending more than they are! If my mean vs. median explanation doesn’t make sense, read this description:

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