Family & Relationships Here's What The Average Couple Spent On Their Wedding In 2017

21:36  14 february  2018
21:36  14 february  2018 Source:   Refinery29

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Weddings Cost More Than Ever In 2016. The Cost Of Weddings In 2017 Is Legit Horrifying. The latest findings show that the average couple spends about ,329 on their wedding day — which is almost ,000 more than last year.

Feb 20, 2017 at 7:21AM. Weddings can be both happy days for brides, grooms, and their families, and days filled with an enormous amount of stress. Costs have gone up for the average American wedding , however, because more money is being spent on each guest.

a person standing in front of a cake: Refinery29© Photographed by Megan Madden. Refinery29 It's Valentine's Day, which means love is very much in the air. Under the influence of all that love, you might be tempted to pop the big question to your S.O. today, however, that may not be a decision you should make lightly, given the average cost of weddings these days. The Knot just released the results from its annual Real Wedding Study, and perhaps unsurprisingly given the wedding industrial complex, in 2017, the average cost of a wedding in America was $33,391.

In order to find out the average wedding cost last year, The Knot polled around 13,000 U.S. couples who were married in 2017. The resulting average price of $33,391 may seem like a jarring number, but it's actually down nearly $2,000 from 2016's average wedding cost. Last year, The Knot's similar poll showed that the average couple spent about $35,329 on their wedding day in 2016. True, when dealing with numbers this big, $2,000 seems somewhat insignificant, but savings are savings.

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Update: If you're planning a wedding for 2017 , these numbers can look pretty intimidating. There, couples spent just ,361 on average . So, what is included in these totals? For a closer look at the average amounts couples spent on each component of their big day, see The Knot' s handy

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Related gallery: 7 Essential Wedding Sites and Apps for Couples on a Budget. Provided by CheapismCongratulations, you're getting married! Now hand over the credit card. Seriously. The average couple spent nearly $30,000 on their wedding in 2013, according to a survey by The Knot, surpassing even the high mark of $28,082 in 2008, before the recession. But there's no reason to take on massive amounts of debt as you begin your life together. The wedding budget can be kept to a minimum with some help from wedding websites and apps, many of which work in tandem. 7 Essential Wedding Sites and Apps for Couples on a Budget

When planning the big day, it's important to know what you're getting yourself into. What exactly goes into that average price tag of $33,391? The Knot found that, on average, the biggest wedding expense in 2017 by far was the reception venue at $15,163. The smallest expense on the average budget was favors at $255.

If you're unable to resist the allure of proposing this Valentine's Day, you might be interested to know that getting married in some places is less expensive than it is in others. Just in case you wake up tomorrow morning panicked over how you're going to pay for your wedding — a real Valentine's Day hangover — remember that, in 2017, an average wedding in New Mexico cost $17,584. Even if you don't throw your nuptials in New Mexico, you may at least want to avoid tying the knot in Manhattan. Last year, the average cost of a Manhattan wedding was $76,944, which is well over double the national average.

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And 2017 may see an even bigger number, considering the 2016 total was ,000 With the average number of guests currently at 141, happy couples are set on making their wedding a Couples are reported to have spent around ,464 on weddings in NYC, with price tags at ,831 and ,606

07/09/ 2017 00:06 BST. It showed that Londoners spend the most on their wedding with an average cost of £33,884 while couples from the Midlands proved the canniest, spending an average of £25,915 on their wedding .

Though The Knot's average figures are is a bit frightening, there are plenty of ways to get around spending that much, from elopement to city hall weddings and more. Even Valentine's Day hangovers can be cured.

Related video: This couple quit their jobs and used their wedding budget to sail the world. Provided by Business Insider

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