Everyone knows weddings are expensive. Here's five fascinating dollar figures.
Average cost of a wedding – excluding honeymoon. That’s according to The Wedding Report. That figure is from 2012, and to learn more, you have to pay $40.
Average cost of an American couple’s honeymoon. “When it comes to the priciest honeymoons, however, the numbers are far higher,” luxury travel site Jetsetter.com says, “reaching $11,905 domestically and $23,000 internationally.”
Average cost of a wedding dress. “Brides in Manhattan and Long Island spend the most on their dresses ($3,027 and $2,160 respectively),” says a new study this week from TheKnot.com, “while Alaskan and Oklahoman brides spend the least ($804 and $859 respectively).”
What the average American spends on a wedding present. But “44 percent believe a smaller gift is appropriate at a destination wedding,” says a survey by travel website Expedia.
The average cost of a “wedding cake cutting fee” – per slice. “Cake cutting fees are usually charged by a venue when a wedding cake is brought in by an outside bakery,” explains WeddingStats.org. “Cupcakes are a good way of avoiding a cutting fee, hence their rise in popularity.”
Mmmm, wedding cupcakes…