How much it actually costs to hire 16 common wedding vendors, from the venue to the food
- Planning a wedding can be extremely expensive.
- Many couples don't want to sacrifice hiring popular vendors like a wedding photographer, live band, or professional wedding planner - and often end up overspending.
- Couples should expect to set aside the most amount of money for their venue and catering.
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Planning a wedding can be extremely expensive. Before you know it, you've dropped tens of thousands of dollars on your venue, cake, photographer, and other expenses.
Wedding Wire reports that, on average, couples expect to pay $16,000 for their wedding, but end up spending roughly $29,000. By knowing the average price of the most popular wedding vendors, couples can plan their budgets more effectively and avoid overspending.The same study conducted by Wedding Wire analyzed responses from over 18,000 US couples married in 2019 and asked them about their entire wedding journey. The couples reported the average amount they spent on some of the most popular wedding vendors - including their venue, catering, photographer, officiant, wedding planner, and much more.
Here are the average prices of 16 of the most popular wedding vendors: