We’re a total dork for statistics, so when The Knot releases their yearly survey of over 13,000 couples to see how much they’re spending on their weddings across the country, we get a wee bit excited.
As we’ve seen most years, the average cost of weddings (as with most things) slowly creeps up year after year. But 2016 saw quite a big jump, going from $32,641 in 2015 to $35,329 in 2016, an increase of $2,688. And what’s kind of crazy about that is that the average number of guests has GONE DOWN at weddings, from 149 in 2009 to 141. This lower guest count should make up for increasing wedding costs, but the average cost per guests has actually gone up, from $194 in 2009 to $245 in 2016.
According to The Knot, here’s where couples are spending their wedding budget:
Of course WHERE you get married also plays a huge role in cost as well. Here’s a look at the average wedding cost across the country. For brides looking to save money, Utah is your best bet!
Tell us, WGM’ers! Is your wedding budget in line with the average wedding cost?
See more: The ultimate wedding planning checklist that will help keep your budget on track!