It is wedding season! Along with marital bliss, get out your checkbook, just ask the Royal Family!
SO INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW, THE ROYAL WEDDING RIVETED THE WORLD, WHAT DID IT COST?
The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cost an estimated $45….million.
- Security: $40+ million
- Wedding dress: $430,000
- Wedding cake: $71,600
SO LET’S BACK IT DOWN, WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF A U.S. WEDDING?
- The average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is about $34,000.
- New York: $77,000
- New Mexico: $17,000
Couples want to create a unique and memorable experience for all involved. The biggest expense is the location aka “venue.”
Still very traditional:
- Bride’s parent: 46%
- Bride and groom: 41%
- Groom’s Parents: 13%
COST SAVING IDEAS?
- Limit your guest count.
- Replace a sit-down meal with heavy appetizers.
- DJ vs. Band
Getting married? Check out: https://www.costofwedding.com/index.cfm/action/costest.index
CONGRATULATIONS to Paul Fain’s daughter: Macy and Ryan Galyon married May 19, 2018 (the OTHER royal wedding!!!)