Post # 1
In New Zealand, the average couple spends NZD$25,000 on their wedding. FI and I are trying to keep ours between $10,000 and 15,000! But it’s sure all adding up quickly!
What’s everyone elses budgets looking like and what do people spend on average in your local area?
Post # 3
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
Had the option to go to $50k and couldnt’ justify it
I based mine off the national average of $30K
Post # 5
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
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
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
- Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017
There’s no poll option for 20-30k, which would be my answer.
Post # 9
- 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 # 10
@MrsYoshida: Whoops! added that option in!
Post # 12
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: