Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | May 20, 2015

Wedding Costs 2015




The Cost of a Wedding


  • $31,213.00

In what some are calling one sign of an improving economy, if at the expense of newlyweds, a new survey by The Knot finds that the average cost of a U.S. wedding jumped to $31,213 last year, marking a five-year high when adjusted for inflation.

  • Shared Expenses.

The wedding site reveals that when it came to the 16,000 brides and grooms married in 2014 and then surveyed, most couples split that bill evenly with the bride’s parents: On average, each footed 43% of the bill, with the groom’s parents chipping in 12%. In fact, only 12% of couples paid for their weddings themselves. And sticking to the budget is apparently tough: 45% of couples didn’t manage to do so (another 23% didn’t even make a budget). As for the dress, brides spent an average $1,357.

  • Most Expensive/ Least Expensive.

The survey also found that the most expensive place to wed was Manhattan, where the average price tag was $76,328, while the least expensive was Utah, where weddings cost less than half the national average at $15,257.

  • Head Count.

Couples are spending more per head, too, as the average guest list shrunk from 149 in 2009 to 136 in 2014.


This article originally appeared on Newser:



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