Common Cents: What The Average Couple Can Expect To Spend On Their Wedding Day
Jan 16, 2017 01:45 PM Back
Getting married can be a pricey proposition….and that means know how to budget and how much to budget for your big day.

Statistics show that most average couples spend an average of anywhere between around almost $20,000 to just under $35,000 for their milestone moment.

From popping “THE” question to party planning and beyond here’s a breakdown of what your numbers will likely add up to (airing on the “conservative” side…and, not including the honeymoon).
Engagement Ring: The average couple spends an estimated $4,000 on putting a ring on it.

Engagement Party: Professionals point out that E-parties will run most couples around $2,000

Bridal Shower: Though not the bride and groom’s expense, but instead the expense of The Maid of Honor and the Bride’s Maids…the average bridal shower costs around $400 and total expenses for ladies who say “YES” to being in the bridal party can average around $1600.

Grooming Expenses: Being a groomsman is equally as “expensive” with the customary tux costing close to $300

Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties:  Nouveau brides and grooms who are often taking their “last” show as a single on the road can expect to pay anywhere from $650 to over $800 per person for the “final hurrah”.

Invites and Save The Dates: Unless your sending e-vites, you can expect to pay close to $500 for (modest) custom invites

Location Expenses: On average reception costs will total around $11,000

Off The Vine: Serving wine at a 200 guest reception is expected to cost the average couple around $6,000

Fashion and Fabulousness: Most brides will pay close to $3,000 for bridal attire and bridal beauty. And, grooms can expect to pay around $400 for looking their wedding day best.

Photo Opportunities: Tally a cost of around $2,000 for photography…video may be a whole separate issue and cost.

Wedding Rings: Standard wedding bands will run you between $1,700 and $2,000

Entertainment: Most couples can expect to pay an average of $1,500 for music.

Flower Power: Beautiful blooms  (nothing extravagant mind you) will add another $1,200 to your cost.

Wedding Day Wheels: Hitching a ride to get hitched will run most couples an addition $700+ dollars

The Apres Party: Though optional, if you choose to host an after party….add another $800-$1,000 to your budget.

Post Wedding Brunch: This tasty treat is likely to cost close to $700

Wedding Day Whimsy: “Designer” décor can mean another $600

Creative Confections: Your TIERS of joy will run you anywhere from $400 or more

Parting Gifts:  Being a gracious gift giver will mean spending another $300 or more on favors and gifts.
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