2022 Average Cost of a Wedding
According to The Knot Real Weddings Study, the average cost of weddings in 2022 was $30,000, which is an increase in the national average from the previous year by $2000. Even though it seems like the effects COVID had on the wedding industry have lifted, inflation is the newest cause of rising costs. Although this is across the board in all industries, shortages of supplies and a higher demand make things tricky when securing your wedding vendors.
How does this affect your wedding budget? Well, many factors play into it, like how many vendors you are looking to hire, how many guests you plan to invite, the style of your wedding, and probably the most important factor is the location of your wedding day celebration. Densely populated areas cost more than the less populated, smaller locations. So, if you are considering getting married somewhere outside of your hometown, you can check the state averages from 2022 on the next page.
Some couples consider destination weddings but be warned that they tend to cost slightly more than a hometown wedding. Even more, the cost of accommodations, travel, and other expenses, can cause the cost to rise. Other factors to consider when figuring out your budget are if you’re planning a traditional wedding or shaking things up and looking at a themed wedding, or reinventing big wedding day moments with your own individual style.
At the end of the day, how do these factors affect your upcoming wedding? You’ll likely see higher services and/or product costs, and supply shortages could affect some of your details. None of this means you cannot have the wedding of your dreams. Check out our next issue, due in August 2023, as we break down the wedding budget to help you better plan your perfect day.
New Hampshire: $30,000
New Jersey: $51,000
New Mexico: $18,000
New York: $46,000
North Carolina: $29,000
North Dakota & South Dakota: $20,000
Rhode Island: $43,000
South Carolina: $32,000
West Virginia: $31,000