Maggie
Champion October 2025

Over or Under: Average Wedding Budget?

Maggie, on March 12, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 0 197
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Weddings cost a serious chunk of change, but couples still tend to underestimate how much they’ll spend on their wedding. Will you be over or under the average budget of $29,200? (Not including your engagement ring or honeymoon!) Is that more or less than you thought you’d spend on your wedding?


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  • Allie
    Rockstar August 2019
    Allie ·

    Under thank goodness!

  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·

    Haha, I love the picture! We originally thought we could plan a wedding for around $5,000 (before seeing how much everything actually costs). Our wedding will end up being around $13,000 total. That is a big difference, but still a lot lower than the "average," so...winning! lol

  • Mandy
    VIP May 2019
    Mandy ·

    Under - I'm budgeting $7k and so far, so good. May have to bump it up $1k, but if it doesn't fit.. it's not getting bought.

  • Alyrae
    Super February 2020
    Alyrae ·
    We planned on only spending 2000 on our wedding but it might be more like 3000 so under
  • Keiwana
    Devoted June 2019
    Keiwana ·
    UNDER!

    We aren’t even at 16K.
  • September186
    Devoted September 2019
    September186 ·
    Over, but not by too much.. and we haven’t even started on the honeymoon yet!
  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated June 2019
    Kaitlyn ·
    Lol way over, but I live in NY and will be having a 200 guest wedding. All in were looking at about 40K
  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Well, this number doesn't include the honeymoon, so I guess you could try and tell yourself that the honeymoon is a whole different story. If that would make you feel better.

  • Rachel
    Super May 2019
    Rachel ·

    Not including our honeymoon, we'll be between $22-25k, so under.

  • M
    Super June 2019
    Mary ·
    Ours is average. Catering is out most expensive part.
  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·

    Over - ours it about $33K

  • LB
    Champion November 2016
    LB Online ·

    Over. And over what we initially thought. We thought we could get away with about $25k but ended up pretty much doubling that. We just didn't know what our "vision" costed until we started getting quotes.

  • Laura
    Rockstar November 2019
    Laura ·
    Massively under. Our budget-including honeymoon-is $4k.
  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara ·
    Definitely under. We are spending less than $2,000!
  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
    Over. We’re having a big wedding (200+) in a high cost of living area. Our budget is $60k.
  • Tonia
    Expert October 2019
    Tonia ·

    We'll be under. We've managed to stay within 22K-24K.

  • Alicia
    VIP August 2019
    Alicia ·

    Woah. We are staying WAY under that! Hoping to come in under $10,000, and so far, so good!

  • maryann
    Expert June 2019
    maryann ·

    Waaaayyyyyyy under nowhere even near that amount. Thank God. That is a down payment on a new house, we wanna be able to live and be happy after the wedding day...

  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
    Formerbride ·
    Under. I never actually set a budget though haha. But I'm not a nut either. Both FH and I are in accounting/fiscal field.
  • maryann
    Expert June 2019
    maryann ·
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    See I am not the only one. I cant imagine spending that much money for one day...

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