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