SURVEY: How much your wedding will set you back
Couples are spending more on weddings than ever before.
Wedding budgets have grown for the past two years, with newlyweds (or their families) shelling out an average of $29,858 for the big day in 2013, up 5% from the previous year, according to a survey of 13,000 brides and grooms by wedding website TheKnot.com.
Last year, 20% of couples said the economy affected their wedding budget compared to 34% in 2009, when the recession was in full swing.
Venue and catering expenses ate up $13,000 of the budget.
Other big ticket items included engagement rings, reception bands, flowers, and wedding photos.
Much of the cost depended on the location.
If you plan to get hitched in a big city, you can expect to pay a premium for your wedding.