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2016 Q1 Average Cost of Wedding in the US Down 1/10th of a Percent to $26,619

The average amount US couples spent on their wedding in 2016 Q1 was down slightly to $26,619 from $26,645 in 2015. The latest average wedding cost data is based on 2,255 survey samples collected from January 1, 2016 through March 31, 2016. All samples were collected from couples married or that spent money during this time period for their 2016 or 2017 wedding. The average number of guests for 2016 Q1 was 126.

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  2015 2016Q1 Chg %
Market Summary $26,645 $26,619 -0.1%
Attire & Accessories      
Dress Accessories $226 $226 0.0%
Tuxedo/suit/other Accessories $101 $102 1.0%
Tuxedo/suit/other Rent/purchase $203 $205 1.0%
Wedding Dress/es $1,226 $1,225 -0.1%
Beauty & Spa      
Hair Service $66 $66 0.0%
Makeup Service $53 $53 0.0%
Manicure & Pedicure $44 $44 0.0%
Entertainment      
DJ $728 $731 0.4%
Live Band $1,706 $1,707 0.1%
Musician/s, Soloist, or Ensemble $611 $614 0.5%
Flowers & Decorations      
Boutonnieres, Corsages $144 $145 0.7%
Bridal Bouquet $148 $150 1.4%
Bridesmaid Bouquets $179 $181 1.1%
Event Decorations $446 $447 0.2%
Event Flower Arrangements $438 $437 -0.2%
Event Table Centerpieces $325 $326 0.3%
Flower Girl Flowers $85 $86 1.2%
Flower Petals $95 $96 1.1%
Gifts & Favors      
Gift/s for Attendants $104 $104 0.0%
Gift/s for Parents $120 $121 0.8%
Tips (for all services) $385 $385 0.0%
Wedding Favors $235 $236 0.4%
Invitations      
Ceremony Programs $121 $122 0.8%
Engagement Announcements $105 $106 1.0%
Guest Book $59 $59 0.0%
Invitations & Reply Cards $228 $228 0.0%
Postage $106 $106 0.0%
Reception Menus $124 $124 0.0%
Save the Date Cards $112 $112 0.0%
Table Name and Escort/place Cards $83 $84 1.2%
Thank You Cards $89 $89 0.0%
Jewelry      
Engagement Ring $3,386 $3,378 -0.2%
Wedding Bands $1,254 $1,252 -0.2%
Photography & Video      
Digital or Photo cd/dvd $305 $303 -0.7%
Engagement Session $396 $398 0.5%
Prints and/or Enlargements $237 $240 1.3%
Wedding album/s or photo book/s $428 $430 0.5%
Wedding Photographer $1,644 $1,638 -0.4%
Wedding Videographer $1,068 $1,071 0.3%
Planner/Consultant      
A La Carte Services $957 $957 0.0%
Day of Coordinator $825 $825 0.0%
For Getting Started $883 $883 0.0%
Full Service $2,886 $2,865 -0.7%
Month of Direction $1,085 $1,081 -0.4%
Venue, Catering & Rentals      
Ceremony Officiator $208 $208 0.0%
Event Accessories $325 $325 0.0%
Event Bar Service $2,378 $2,372 -0.3%
Event Food Service $4,771 $4,740 -0.6%
Event Location $3,628 $3,623 -0.1%
Event Rentals $1,719 $1,725 0.3%
Hotel Room for After Reception $309 $311 0.6%
Limo Rental $480 $481 0.2%
Other Transportation $515 $516 0.2%
Rehearsal Dinner $577 $577 0.0%
Wedding Cake/dessert $422 $421 -0.2%

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