(Closed) Average Cost of a Wedding in the US

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The survey was pretty much completely true for me lol That’s about the cost of our wedding, we’ll be engaged little over 14 months (the av), and getting married in June (most popular)! But we’re a lot younger than the average and having over double the average guests. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

That’s roughly the cost of my wedding budget plus my new car budget Cool

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would say that is about accurate. Mine will probably be about that. But we have a huge wedding guest list, and although it kind of sucks I do want to have a wedding I will enjoy and always remember.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it’s pretty accurate for me.  Long Island is the 3rd most expensive place with an average of  $49,000 and we’re looking at $40,000 so it’s fairly close.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it is true. For those that are able to do their weddings for less than average there are others who do their weddings wayyyy over average so it balances out and their numbers make sense.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

that is nearly 6 times mmy budget! but if i had the money, I could easily spend that or more

Post # 10
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Newbee

We are in Australia, and looking at the breakdown, I think it isn’t very realistic.  Here for our daughter’s catering alone is $125 per head, with 300 guests.  Decor for the reception only decor (Tablecloths/Centrepieces/Chair covers/sashes) $3,500.

Doesn’t include makeup trials, hair trials, hair and makeup on the day, shoes, Bridesmaid Dresses, Shoes, Wedding Rings….. OMG the list could go on !!!!!!!

We are looking at approx $50,000 not including the engagement ring…lol…..

I think we need to move Alaska….

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m surprised it isn’t more!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@nedaussie:  but the breakdown isnt from Australia. It is the average here in the USA. I dont understand how it isnt realistic when it isnt breaking down anything from other countries. 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Well my wedding fell dramatically below that at $3500! 🙂

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am hoping for a 10k wedding(s) despite living in a high cost area. 28k would probably wipe out most of my savings!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i don’t see how it isn’t MORE. We’re spending over $50K at this point for our 100-person affair… and we’re not even getting anything that amazing! I feel like once a vendor hears “wedding”, they immediately charge double for everything.

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