Canadian Couples Spend $30k on Average Wedding


A new survey of thousands of couples reveals just how much people are shelling out for their big day.

“The average cost of a wedding remains close to US$30,000, with couples spending roughly US$250 per guest to attend,” said Andy Whittaker of WeddingWire, the company behind the 2015 Newlywed Report.

That breaks down to a 120-person guest list at a standard wedding. The venue often eats up the largest chunk of the budget, when you look at the money typically spent on vendors:

  • Venue: $8,798
  • Catering: $6,877
  • Band: $3,848
  • Photography: $2,435
  • Rehearsal Dinner: $1,935

Source: Wedding Expenses by the Numbers