Post # 1
The Knot just put out their 2012 stats on the average cost of a wedding in the US:$28,427. What are your thoughts on this?
Here’s the link to the full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/cost-of-a-wedding_n_2831445.html
Post # 3
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
That’s roughly the cost of my wedding budget plus my new car budget
Post # 5
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
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
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 # 8
Here are a few more stats that I thought were pretty interesting:
TheKnot.com & WeddingChannel.com 2012 Real Weddings Survey can be broken down on a region-by-region basis across more than 80 markets. Regional highlights include:
- Budget: New York City (Manhattan) has the highest average wedding budget ($76,687), andAlaska brides has the lowest average wedding budget ($15,504), excluding honeymoon.
- Age: Hawaii has the oldest brides (33 years), whereas Utah has the youngest brides (25 years), on average.
- Engagements: Middle Atlantic brides have the longest engagements (15.8 months), while brides in East South Central have the shortest (11.9 months), on average.*
- Wedding Size: On average, Utah brides still have the largest number of wedding guests (209), and Nevada brides still have the smallest number of wedding guests (64).
- Wedding Style: Wyoming has the most casual weddings (39%), while Chicago, IL, has the most formal (black-tie) weddings (44%).
- Wedding Dress Spend: Brides in Manhattan spend the most on their dresses ($2,877 on average), while Idaho brides spend the least ($878).
- Honeymoon: Savannah, GA, Couples are most likely to book a honeymoon (90%), while Alaskan couples are least likely to honeymoon (44%).
- Registry: Brides in West North Central are the most likely to register for wedding gifts (94%), while Mountain brides are least likely to register (84%).*
Post # 9
that is nearly 6 times mmy budget! but if i had the money, I could easily spend that or more
Post # 10
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
I’m surprised it isn’t more!
Post # 12
@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
Well my wedding fell dramatically below that at $3500! 🙂
Post # 14
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
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.
Post # 16
@atlbride2013: It’s not higher because of people like me who had tiny budgets.