Wedding Cost Guide
Search average wedding costs for everything from the photographer to the wedding cake.
How much does a wedding cost?
Get the inside scoop, plus some helpful tips along the way!
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Learn what most couples in your area spend on popular wedding services.
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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.
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37% of photographers include engagement shoots in their starting price
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59% of bakers offer gluten free options
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$160 is the average price of a bridal bouquet
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$3,000 is the average starting rate for full wedding planning
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Hair and Makeup
$100 is the average starting price for a bridal updo
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$1,000 is the average cost of a wedding DJ
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23% of venues offer tent rentals (average starting cost $300)
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43% of videographers offer drone footage
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24% of bands charge an additional fee to learn new songs
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50% of bridal salons offer alteration services
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$100 is the average starting cost of a tuxedo rental
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86% of wedding ceremonies are 30 minutes or less
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$500 is the average cost of a ceremony musician
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$551 is the average starting price for a 3 hour photo booth package
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72% of event rental companies include set up in their pricing
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46% of bus and limo services require at least 3 hours of
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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.