Whoa, the Average Wedding Cost Skyrocketed from Last Year

bride holding bouquet at wedding

This brand-new study proves that weddings are getting pricier by the day, so there goes our savings.

According to the 2018 American Wedding Study conducted by, couples spent an average of $44,000 on their nuptials. (The results were accumulated by surveying more than 800 brides and brides-to-be.)

The news might be a surprise to wedding crashers aficionados, considering it’s a $17,000 increase from last year’s statistics, which estimated an average cost of $27,000.

Guess eloping doesn’t sound too bad after all.

Greta Heggeness

Senior Editor

Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...
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