Wedding Industry Statistics

Wedding Industry Statistics from The Knot

In 2009, $28,385 was the average wedding budget in the US (not including the honeymoon) reflecting less than a 5% decrease from 2008.

“As the economy continues to affect consumer spending, brides remain committed to planning a memorable event and are thoughtfully cutting back,” said Carley Roney, editor in chief of The Knot Inc. “Approximately one third of brides who had a wedding in 2009 said that the economy had impacted their overall wedding plans.”

Category and Average Spend 2009 *

Reception Venue – $12,838
Reception Band – $3,288
Reception DJ – $892
Photographer – $2,444
Videographer – $1,481
Wedding/Event Planner – $1,728
Wedding Gown – $1,134
Florist/Decor – $2,093
Invitations – $509
Wedding Cake – $559
Ceremony Musicians – $451
Catering (cost per head) – $63
Wedding Day Transportation – $692
Favors – $292
Rehearsal Dinner – $1,163
Engagement Ring – $5,847

*Respondents who hired professional vendor, purchased items, or had them professionally made

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