The Average Cost Of A Wedding In 2019

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I'm getting married this year and I'm so excited, but it is VERY expensive. Luckily, we've found some ways to cut costs, but Chris stumbled upon this article breaking down the average cost of a wedding in 2019 and HOLY MOLY - it's a LOT! 

According to Business Insider, "The average cost of a wedding is $44,105." Business Insider also broke down the average cost of all of the stuff involved in a wedding and I'm proud to say that we are under on ALL of these! Check out the average cost below: 

KEY COSTS

  • Average cost of a wedding: $44,105
  • Average cost of reception: $9,764
  • Catering: $12,242
  • Rentals: $2,920
  • Dress: $2,260
  • Veil: $316
  • Day-of-wedding beauty for bride and bridal party: $944
  • Groom's attire: $602
  • Wedding planner fees: $2,481
  • Cake: $547
  • Flowers: $2,629
  • Other decor $1,183
  • Wedding day transportation: $1,275
  • Reception music: $2,380
  • Photography: $3,133
  • Videography: $2,180
  • Ceremony: $651
  • Favors: $422
  • Rehearsal dinner: $2,775
  • Post-wedding brunch: $1,503
  • After-party: $1,325
  • Engagement ring(s): $7,829
  • Wedding ring(s): $1,890
  • Invitations, announcements, thank-you cards, etc.: $917
  • Gifts to parents: $386
  • Gifts to bridesmaids: $419

To me, this is CRAZY, but it's your wedding and you should be able to do what YOU want! Click here to read more. 

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