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2015 Average Cost of Wedding in the US Rose Slightly to $26,645

The average amount US couples spent on their wedding in 2015 rose slightly to $26,645 from $26,444 in 2014. The latest average wedding cost data is based on 8,010 survey samples collected from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

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Market Totals 2014 2015 Chg %
Market Summary $26,444 $26,645 0.8%
Attire & Accessories 2014 2015 Chg %
Dress Accessories $229 $226 -1.3%
Tuxedo/suit/other Accessories $101 $101 0.0%
Tuxedo/suit/other Rent/purchase $203 $203 0.0%
Wedding Dress/es $1,216 $1,226 0.8%
Beauty & Spa 2014 2015 Chg %
Hair Service $66 $66 0.0%
Makeup Service $53 $53 0.0%
Manicure & Pedicure $44 $44 0.0%
Entertainment 2014 2015 Chg %
DJ $712 $728 2.2%
Live Band $1,676 $1,706 1.8%
Musician/s, Soloist, or Ensemble $604 $611 1.2%
Flowers & Decorations 2014 2015 Chg %
Boutonnieres, Corsages $144 $144 0.0%
Bridal Bouquet $148 $148 0.0%
Bridesmaid Bouquets $177 $179 1.1%
Event Decorations $451 $446 -1.1%
Event Flower Arrangements $452 $438 -3.1%
Event Table Centerpieces $326 $325 -0.3%
Flower Girl Flowers $87 $85 -2.3%
Flower Petals $95 $95 0.0%
Gifts & Favors 2014 2015 Chg %
Gift/s for Attendants $106 $104 -1.9%
Gift/s for Parents $119 $120 0.8%
Tips (for all services) $382 $385 0.8%
Wedding Favors $231 $235 1.7%
Invitations 2014 2015 Chg %
Ceremony Programs $116 $121 4.3%
Engagement Announcements $104 $105 1.0%
Guest Book $59 $59 0.0%
Invitations & Reply Cards $232 $228 -1.7%
Postage $108 $106 -1.9%
Reception Menus $118 $124 5.1%
Save the Date Cards $112 $112 0.0%
Table Name and Escort/place Cards $83 $83 0.0%
Thank You Cards $89 $89 0.0%
Jewelry 2014 2015 Chg %
Engagement Ring $3,359 $3,386 0.8%
Wedding Bands $1,205 $1,254 4.1%
Photography & Video 2014 2015 Chg %
Digital or Photo cd/dvd $315 $305 -3.2%
Engagement Session $407 $396 -2.7%
Prints and/or Enlargements $235 $237 0.9%
Wedding album/s or photo book/s $439 $428 -2.5%
Wedding Photographer $1,645 $1,644 -0.1%
Wedding Videographer $1,058 $1,068 0.9%
Planner/Consultant 2014 2015 Chg %
A La Carte Services $973 $957 -1.6%
Day of Coordinator $839 $825 -1.7%
For Getting Started $890 $883 -0.8%
Full Service $2,998 $2,886 -3.7%
Month of Direction $1,122 $1,085 -3.3%
Venue, Catering & Rentals 2014 2015 Chg %
Ceremony Officiator $207 $208 0.5%
Event Accessories $323 $325 0.6%
Event Bar Service $2,398 $2,378 -0.8%
Event Food Service $4,797 $4,771 -0.5%
Event Location $3,613 $3,628 0.4%
Event Rentals $1,731 $1,719 -0.7%
Hotel Room for After Reception $308 $309 0.3%
Limo Rental $474 $480 1.3%
Other Transportation $503 $515 2.4%
Rehearsal Dinner $571 $577 1.1%
Wedding Cake/dessert $424 $422 -0.5%

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