2016 Wedding Industry Statistics

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2016 Wedding Statistics

Based on average cost of a wedding in 2016, couples spend the most on their weddings in the following areas in the US.  Four of the five most expensive places to get married are in the New York/Tri-State area.

    1. New York – Manhattan: $78,464
    2. New York – Long Island: $67,831
    3. New Jersey – North/Central: $62,606
    4. Illinois – Chicago: $60,035
    5. New York – Outer Boroughs: $59,027
    6. Massachusetts – Cape Cod: $58,608
    7. New York – Westchester/Hudson Valley: $54,428
    8. Rhode Island: $52,328
    9. Florida – Southern: $48,596
    10. Pennsylvania – Philadelphia/Delaware: $48,093
    11. New Jersey – South: $46,486
    12. California – Santa Barbara/Ventura: $45,957
    13. California – Los Angeles: $44,062
    14. Massachusetts – Boston: $44,028
    15. California – San Francisco/Greater Bay Area: $42,716
    16. Louisiana – New Orleans: $42,628
    17. Connecticut: $42,127
    18. Texas – Houston/East TX: $40,285
    19. DC – Washington DC/Northern VA/Suburban MD: $40,176
    20. California – San Diego: $37,268
    21. Texas –Austin/San Antonio/South TX/Central TX: $36,522
    22. Maryland – Baltimore: $35,861
    23. Michigan – Detroit: $35,576
    24. California – Orange County: $35,303
    25. NY – Capital District/Upstate NY: $34,874


  • Average Wedding Cost: $35,329 (excludes honeymoon) (up from $32,641 in 2015)
  • Most Expensive Place to Get Married: Manhattan, $78,464 average spend
  • Least Expensive Place to Get Married: Arkansas, $19,522 average spend
  • Average Spent on a Wedding Dress: $1,564
  • Average Marrying Age: Bride, 29 ; Groom, 31
  • Average Number of Guests: 141
  • Average Number of Bridesmaids: 5
  • Average Number of Groomsmen: 5
  • Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December (15%)
  • Average Length of Engagement: 15 months
  • Most Popular Month to Get Married: October (16%) and September (16%)
  • Popular Wedding Colors: Dark blue (29%), gold (28%) and light pink (28%)
  • Percentage of Destination Weddings: 20

2015 - 2016 Average Wedding Costs Increase/Decrease

Category

2016 National
Average Spend

2015 National
Average Spend

Overall Wedding (excluding honeymoon)

$35,329 ↑

$32,641

Venue (reception hall)

$16,107 ↑

$14,788

Photographer

$2,783 ↑

$2,618

Wedding/Event Planner

$2,037 ↑

$1,996

Reception Band

$4,156 ↑

$3,833

Reception DJ

$1,245 ↑

$1,171

Florist/Décor

$2,534 ↑

$2,300

Videographer

$1,995 ↑

$1,824

Wedding Dress

$1,564 ↑

$1,469

Groom's Attire and Accessories

$280 ↑

$269

Wedding Cake

$582 ↑

$575

Ceremony Site

$2,197 ↑

$2,089

Ceremony Musicians

$755 ↑

$703

Invitations

$462 ↑

$445

Transportation

$859 ↑

$792

Favors

$268 ↑

$267

Rehearsal Dinner

$1,378 ↑

$1,296

Engagement Ring

$6,163 ↑

$5,871

Catering (price per person)

$71 ↑

$68

Officiant

$278 ↑

$273





*These statistics were conducted by The Knot 2017 and published online by PRNewswire.com. To read the complete article go to PRNewswire.com