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Wedding Cost Guide

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How much does a wedding cost?

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Everything you need to know from the expected to the unexpected.


$27 vs. $40 is the average cost per person for buffet vs.
plated service


37% of photographers include engagement shoots in their starting price

Wedding Cake

59% of bakers offer gluten free options


$160 is the average price of a bridal bouquet

Wedding Planner

$3,000 is the average starting rate for full wedding planning

Hair and Makeup

$100 is the average starting price for a bridal updo

Wedding DJ

$1,000 is the average cost of a wedding DJ


23% of venues offer tent rentals (average starting cost $300)


43% of videographers offer drone footage


24% of bands charge an additional fee to learn new songs

Wedding Dress

50% of bridal salons offer alteration services


$100 is the average starting cost of a tuxedo rental


86% of wedding ceremonies are 30 minutes or less

Ceremony Music

$500 is the average cost of a ceremony musician

Photo Booths

$551 is the average starting price for a 3 hour photo booth package

Event Rentals

72% of event rental companies include set up in their pricing

Wedding Transportation

46% of bus and limo services require at least 3 hours of
rental time

On average, most couples in the US spend nearly $30,000 on their wedding ceremony and reception. However, this can vary widely depending on the vendors hired and location. WeddingWire’s Wedding Cost Guide provides a comprehensive breakdown of average wedding vendor costs by area, along with details on factors that can affect pricing, so you can go into wedding planning knowing what to expect and easily create a wedding budget you can stick to.