2022 Average Wedding Cost in the U.S. Increased by 7.3% to $29,195

Spending for weddings increased to $29,195 in 2022 up 7.3% from $27,063 in 2021. This is another increase over the 2021 increase of 25%. Most of the increase in 2022 is based on higher service demand and inflationary pressure. Details of spending changes are listed below. Average number of guests increased to 127 in 2022 up from 124 in 2021. In addition, couples increased their travel distance to 56 miles from home up from 50 miles in 2021.

The latest data is based on 26,804 data samples from people getting married. This includes behavioral and survey data collected in 2022. Demographic distribution includes multiple ethnicities, education levels, occupation types, income levels, first, second, and third plus marriages, and ages 16 plus.

NOTE: Products; The final numbers are based on spending of couples getting married, not prices. This includes purchases of both new and used items. Services: The final numbers are based on spending of couples getting married, not vendor prices. This includes purchases of services from professionals, someone that simply provides the service, or a hired family member or friend.

All markets have been updated to include the latest 2022 updates.

2021 2022 % Chg
Market Summary Total Spending $27,063 $29,195 7.3%
Attire & Accessories
Dress Accessories $245 $262 6.5%
Tuxedo/suit/other Accessories $100 $117 14.5%
Tuxedo/suit/other Rent/purchase $273 $278 1.8%
Wedding Dress $1,499 $1,571 4.6%
Bakery
Wedding Cake/dessert $454 $507 10.5%
Beauty & Spa
Hair Service $88 $86 -2.3%
Makeup Service $76 $71 -7.0%
Manicure & Pedicure $57 $55 -3.6%
Ceremony Officiator
Ceremony Officiator $249 $263 5.3%
Entertainment
DJ/MC $853 $957 10.9%
Entertainment lighting $414 $409 -1.2%
Live Band $2,856 $2,435 -17.3%
Musician/s, Soloist, or Ensemble $799 $846 5.6%
Event Catering & Bar Service
Wedding Venue Bar Service $2,144 $2,673 19.8%
Event Catering & Bar Service
Wedding Venue Food Service $4,164 $5,195 19.8%
Event Location/Venue
Wedding Venue Location $5,220 $5,767 9.5%
Event Rentals
Wedding Venue Rentals $1,614 $1,912 15.6%
Flowers & Decorations
Bouquets $389 $427 8.9%
Boutonnieres, Corsages $169 $191 11.5%
Wedding Venue Accessories $327 $349 6.3%
Wedding Venue Decorations $495 $554 10.6%
Wedding Venue Flowers & Arrangements $506 $638 20.7%
Wedding Venue Table Centerpieces $359 $391 8.2%
Gifts & Favors
Gift/s for Attendants $100 $111 9.9%
Gift/s for Parents $184 $141 -30.5%
Tips (for all services) $387 $439 11.8%
Wedding Favors $200 $222 9.9%
Invitations
Ceremony Programs $143 $125 -14.4%
Engagement Announcements $136 $109 -24.8%
Guest Book $59 $59 0.0%
Invitations & Reply Cards $190 $206 7.8%
Postage $84 $98 14.3%
Reception Menus $146 $122 -19.7%
Save the Date Cards $134 $111 -20.7%
Table Name and Escort/place Cards $97 $84 -15.5%
Thank You Cards $98 $89 -10.1%
Jewelry
Bracelet $175 $196 10.7%
Earrings $207 $184 -12.5%
Engagement Ring $3,603 $3,970 9.2%
Necklace $254 $243 -4.5%
Wedding ring/band for Partner 1 $818 $902 9.3%
Wedding ring/band for Partner 2 $492 $537 8.4%
Other Events
Rehearsal Dinner $683 $750 8.9%
Other Items
Hotel Room for After Reception $439 $424 -3.5%
Photography & Video
Digital or Photo cd/dvd $260 $294 11.6%
Engagement Session $331 $392 15.6%
Photo Booth $405 $419 3.3%
Prints and/or Enlargements $273 $312 12.5%
Wedding album/s or photo book/s $483 $544 11.2%
Wedding Photographer $2,003 $2,150 6.8%
Wedding Videographer $1,712 $1,536 -11.5%
Planner/Coordinator
Hourly Services $2,002 $1,822 -9.9%
Wedding Coordinator $1,599 $1,625 1.6%
Wedding Planner $2,761 $3,239 14.8%
Transportation
Limo Rental $454 $522 13.0%
Other Transportation $918 $874 -5.0%

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