Where Did the Money Go? A 2013-2014 Wedding Budget Breakdown


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During the wedding-planning process, it feels like money is flying out of your wallet left and right. You are not alone. The budget is probably the most disputed and painful part of planning your big day — definitely not as fun as tasting your menu or trying on your dress.

The average overall wedding is ringing up at $31,213 — holy, smokes! But where’s all the money going?  From overall spending to specific prices for the dress, cake and rings, The Knot surveyed close to 16,000 couples who got married in 2014 and organized it into the following breakdown (compared to 2013):

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Source: The Knot