Published On: Sat, Sep 15th, 2018

The Huge Costs of an American Wedding

According to the 2018 Newlywed Report by WeddingWire, the most popular dates for weddings in the U.S. are on Satuarday in fall. Nearly 40% of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day.

Although some 52% are surprised by the proposal, 3 out of 4 couples start planning their wedding prior to the proposal!.

Millennials are approximately 80% of today’s marrying couples. About 1 in 4 couples meet online. The average age is 32. Groms 33 and brides 31.

According to the PEW Research Center, there has been a 16% increase in interracial marriage. 19% of all couples in the survey identified as having an interracial marriage.

As the wedding season gets started, we’ve taken a look at the average costs of various things which a bride and groom might want for their ceremony and reception.

From the venue ($9,000) right down to the jewelry ($350) and the officiant ($300), the price tag of the ‘big day’ can really start to add up, with a total cost of $44,060 for all of the items listed on our infographic. Average spending does vary by location, with happy couples in the New York splashing out the most of the 25 largest metro areas ($45,000) and St. Louis the least ($21,000).

Couples underestimate how much they’ll pay for their wedding by roughly 40%.


The average amount spent on weddings in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017.

The figures are based on a survey of recently married couples across the UK.

London is spending the most on weddings, with couples paying an average of 25,450 British pounds.

In comparison, those in the East Midlands spend approximately 13,500 pounds on a wedding.

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