How Much Does Each Aspect of a Wedding Usually Cost?
It's no surprise that the average couple now spends about $30,000 on their wedding day; after all, it's not every day that everyone you love is gathered in one place to celebrate a very special time in your life. While costs vary according to the type of wedding and geographical location, the typical breakdown of a wedding budget is as follows:
Reception: 50% (site fee, rentals, food, beverage, cake)
Ceremony Site: 2% (location, officiant, marriage license)
Wedding Attire: 10% (gown, accessories, groom’s attire)
Flowers: 10% (bouquets, boutonnieres, decor)
Stationery: 2-3% (invitations, programs, escort cards, thank-you notes)
Wedding Rings: 2-3%
Gifts: 2-3% (attendant gifts, favors)
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