Average Wedding Cost 2014

Good morning brides!

Interesting read for wedding industry professionals. Thought I would share a bit of information for you to take home! Average wedding venue cost is up from last year at $14,000. Hmmmm.. we are about half that on a Saturday! Most expensive place to have a wedding is Manhattan New York at $80,000 – San Antonio/Austin ranks in at #25, with the average cost at $31,000.

 

Category 2014 National Average Spend                   2013 National Average Spend
Overall Wedding (excluding honeymoon) $31,213 ↑   $29,858
Venue (reception hall) $14,006 ↑                                $13,385
Photographer $2,556 ↑                                             $2,440
Wedding/Event Planner $1,973 ↑                              $1,875
Reception Band $3,587 ↑                                          $3,469
Reception DJ $1,124 ↑                                             $1,038
Florist/Décor $2,141 ↑                                              $2,069
Videographer $1,794 ↑                                             $1,700
Wedding Dress $1,357 ↑                                          $1,281
Groom’s Attire and Accessories $254 ↑                    $248
Wedding Cake $555 ↑                                              $546
Ceremony Site $1,901 ↑                                           $1,793
Ceremony Musicians $637 ↑                                     $588
Invitations $439 ↓                                                     $443
Transportation and Limousine $767 ↑                       $732
Favors $275 ↓                                                           $281
Rehearsal Dinner $1,206 ↑                                        $1,184
Engagement Ring $5,855 ↑                                      $5,598
Catering (price per person) $68 ↑                              $66
Officiant $266 ↑                                                        $260
Figures based on respondents who hired a professional vendor for the service.