With the 2.3 million weddings every year in the U.S. (which is nearly 6,200 weddings a day), there is about $72 billion spent each year weddings!
This wedding cost estimate is based on the many different aspects that go into making your wedding a success.
From flowers and entertainment to photography and catering, wedding costs can quickly add up!
So, if you’re looking for some price ranges to get an idea of how much your wedding will end up costing, following is a breakdown of all the detailed wedding costs you’re likely to incur…
Typical Wedding Costs
- Wedding DJ cost = $100 to $300 per hour
The cost of a wedding DJ is based on experience, emcee ability, equipment, music knowledge, and personality.
The typical wedding DJ costs between $800-$1,200.
- Wedding Photographer cost = less than $1,000 up to $10,000
A wedding photographer should be evaluated by their cost, professionalism, and personality.
The cost for a wedding photographer can be anywhere from 15-25% of your wedding costs.
- Wedding Catering cost = $20 to $350 per person
This wedding expense depends on the part of the country, time of day, type of reception, and number of guests.
The average wedding catering cost is $12, 790.
- Wedding Flower cost = $400 to $5,000
The cost of flowers includes the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets, the groom’s and groomsmen’s boutonnieres, the mothers of the bride and groom corsages, the flower girl’s flowers, and any other floral wedding decorations.
Most couples spend 8% to 10% of their wedding costs on flowers.
- Wedding Planner cost = $1,500 to $5,000
Overall, the cost for the wedding planner depends on the type of service given, the day of the wedding service, any consulting services, etc.
- Wedding Reception cost = $50 to $10,000
The expenses associated with your wedding reception will vary depending on the location, number of guests, space needed, and the number of staff working.
The total cost of a wedding reception is 37% of all wedding costs.
- Wedding Cake cost = $1.50 to $12 a slice
A wedding cake is priced by the slice. The type of icing, the different colors, shapes, sizes, and how detailed the cake decorations are all affect the price of a wedding cake.
The better the cake, the higher the price.
- Wedding Dress cost = $200 to $5,000
The cost for a wedding dress varies depending on the type of dress you choose — from basic, off-the-rack dresses to designer, custom-made dresses from high-end boutiques.
The average cost of a wedding dress is $1,505.
- Wedding Ring cost = $100 to $1,500
The price of a wedding ring depends on how much metal is used and which type, the intricacy of the design, and whether the ring has a stone or not.
It is generally suggested to spend about 5% of your salary on your wedding rings.
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