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2016 Q2 Average Cost of Wedding in the US Down 4/10ths of a Percent to $26,519

The average amount US couples spent on their wedding in 2016 Q2 was down slightly to $26,519 from $26,619 in 2016 Q1. The latest average wedding cost data is based on 4,506 survey samples collected from January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016. The average number of guests for 2016 Q2 was 126.

Market Totals 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 Chg %
Market Summary $26,619 $26,519 -0.4%
Attire & Accessories 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 Chg %
Dress Accessories $226 $225 -0.4%
Tuxedo/suit/other Accessories $102 $104 2.0%
Tuxedo/suit/other Rent/purchase $205 $208 1.5%
Wedding Dress/es $1,225 $1,220 -0.4%
Beauty & Spa 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 Chg %
Hair Service $66 $67 1.5%
Makeup Service $53 $53 0.0%
Manicure & Pedicure $44 $44 0.0%
Entertainment 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 Chg %
DJ $731 $735 0.5%
Live Band $1,707 $1,694 -0.8%
Musician/s, Soloist, or Ensemble $614 $617 0.5%
Flowers & Decorations 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 Chg %
Boutonnieres, Corsages $145 $146 0.7%
Bridal Bouquet $150 $153 2.0%
Bridesmaid Bouquets $181 $187 3.3%
Event Decorations $447 $448 0.2%
Event Flower Arrangements $437 $435 -0.5%
Event Table Centerpieces $326 $327 0.3%
Flower Girl Flowers $86 $89 3.5%
Flower Petals $96 $98 2.1%
Gifts & Favors 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 Chg %
Gift/s for Attendants $104 $104 0.0%
Gift/s for Parents $121 $123 1.7%
Tips (for all services) $385 $384 -0.3%
Wedding Favors $236 $240 1.7%
Invitations 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 Chg %
Ceremony Programs $122 $127 4.1%
Engagement Announcements $106 $108 1.9%
Guest Book $59 $60 1.7%
Invitations & Reply Cards $228 $227 -0.4%
Postage $106 $105 -0.9%
Reception Menus $124 $124 0.0%
Save the Date Cards $112 $112 0.0%
Table Name and Escort/place Cards $84 $85 1.2%
Thank You Cards $89 $90 1.1%
Jewelry 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 Chg %
Engagement Ring $3,378 $3,360 -0.5%
Wedding Bands $1,252 $1,246 -0.5%
Photography & Video 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 Chg %
Digital or Photo cd/dvd $303 $298 -1.7%
Engagement Session $398 $400 0.5%
Prints and/or Enlargements $240 $240 0.0%
Wedding album/s or photo book/s $430 $428 -0.5%
Wedding Photographer $1,638 $1,618 -1.2%
Wedding Videographer $1,071 $1,071 0.0%
Planner/Consultant 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 Chg %
A La Carte Services $957 $952 -0.5%
Day of Coordinator $825 $820 -0.6%
For Getting Started $883 $880 -0.3%
Full Service $2,865 $2,807 -2.0%
Month of Direction $1,081 $1,072 -0.8%
Venue, Catering & Rentals 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 Chg %
Ceremony Officiator $208 $208 0.0%
Event Accessories $325 $327 0.6%
Event Bar Service $2,372 $2,363 -0.4%
Event Food Service $4,740 $4,672 -1.4%
Event Location $3,623 $3,603 -0.6%
Event Rentals $1,725 $1,740 0.9%
Hotel Room for After Reception $311 $315 1.3%
Limo Rental $481 $483 0.4%
Other Transportation $516 $517 0.2%
Rehearsal Dinner $577 $576 -0.2%
Wedding Cake/dessert $421 $420 -0.2%

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