There’s no doubt a lot of people got engaged over the holiday season, and they better start putting their money away immediately because if they want a full-blown wedding it’s going to cost them.
“Brides” magazine has just come out with their 2018 American Wedding Study, revealing key insights into the latest wedding trends, behaviors, and spending habits for weddings in America. And one thing’s for sure, weddings are getting even more expensive than ever before.
According to the survey, the average cost of a wedding is at an all time high of $44,105. The biggest expenses, of course, is the bash itself, with the average reception costing $9,764, while catering will set couples back $12,242.
Other big expenses include:
Other decor $1,183
Reception music: $2,380
Engagement ring(s): $7,829
Wedding ring(s): $1,890