Contact Us

A Wedding Costs HOW Much?!

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

It’s no secret that weddings can costs big bucks, but are you prepared for the actual number?

By the time you add up the flowers, the dress, the food at the reception, and that open bar, and maybe booking a cool place like the Storybook Inn or Cochino Lodge, the tally can reach the price of a small SUV.

Brides Magazine says the average wedding costs over $26,000 now, which is down a bit from the $28,000 peak in 2008. The bride’s family is supposed to pay right? Anyone else with three daughters freaking out a little bit?

The Brides survey found that nine in ten couples set a budget.

The survey also found about a third of those couple say “budget be darned” and go over it as the wedding planning hits its stride and the couple decide wants and dreams for the wedding become needs.

To help pay for the wedding and reception, seven in ten couples dip into their savings account, and 30 percent decide a credit card is a good option.

As for parents paying for the wedding, a third of couples in the survey said they’ll foot the bill themselves – and if not the whole shebang, the reception at least. I’m going to start prepping my daughters for that now, how about you? Save that tooth fairy money gals!

Most people feel free to spend like crazy since a wedding only comes around once in a lifetime. Or at least you hope.

More From Q107

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://q1077.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on CLASSIC ROCK Q107 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on CLASSIC ROCK Q107 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!