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And The Average Cost Of A Wedding Is...

Friends: Our tenth (yes tenth!) annual couples survey, The Knot Real Weddings Survey, is in and the results are interesting to say the least. The average cost of a wedding is at an all-time high at $35,329 and spend is up across most categories throughout the U.S. Our survey is the largest study of its kind. This year more than 13,000 couples who had planned a wedding and got married in 2016 completed the survey. Our in-house research and insights team compiled the data to give you the national average as well as the average cost of weddings across the country (because obviously a wedding in Manhattan costs more than a wedding in Omaha!).

Average Cost of a Wedding: $35,329

(That's up from $32,641 in 2015!)

More Stats From The Knot Real Weddings 2016 Study

Average Marrying Age: Bride, 29 ; Groom, 31
Average Number of Guests: 141
Average Number of Bridesmaids: 5

Average Number of Groomsmen: 5
Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December (15%)
Average Length of Engagement: 15 months
Most Popular Month to Get Married: October (16%) and September (16%)
Popular Wedding Colors: Dark blue (29%), gold (28%) and light pink (28%)
Percentage of Destination Weddings: 20%


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