Year in Review: How Much Weddings Cost in Arkansas in 2014
Did you get engaged this holiday season? Are you planning a 2015 wedding? And now are you curious how much the wedding of your dreams will cost? Are you wondering what other brides spent on their wedding dress, caterer, venue, etc.? Well, we've got the answer.
THE JEWELSEngagement ring :: $3,031 was the average amount grooms spent ... 5.4% of grooms spent more than $10,000Wedding bands :: the average amount spent out of 25,734 weddings was $1,085THE DRESS1,061 brides spent more than $2,500 on their wedding dress, but 6,960 brides (27% of all Arkansas brides) spent only $501-$1,000 on their gown. The average amount spent by all brides was around $1,100 (not including accessories, shoes or alterations).VENUE & DÉCORVenue :: $3,324 was the average spent to book a venue (not including food)Event rentals :: 21% of brides spent between $1,001-2,500 on rentalsFlowers :: $1,783 was the average amount spent on ALL wedding flowers, from bridesmaids' bouquets and mother/grandmother corsages to tossing petals and reception centerpiecesFOOD & DRINKEvent food/catering :: $4,354 was the average spent to feed wedding guestsEvent food/catering :: 49% of brides spent more than $2,501 on foodWedding cake :: 49% of brides spent $251-750 on the cakeBooze/bar service :: 18,427 weddings included bar service or served drinks, and the average amount spent of those was $2,224PHOTOS & VIDEOPhotography :: 46% of brides spent at least $1,001 on wedding photography, 27% spent more than $2,001 and 13.4% spent more than $3,001
Videography :: the average amount spent on videography was $931OTHERBridesmaids gifts :: $96 was the average total amount spent on bridesmaids giftsTransportation :: $455 was the average amount spent on limos, trolleys, buses, vintage cars, etc.Gratuity/tips :: Most brides shelled out somewhere between $100-500 in tips on their wedding dayTHE MUSICWedding planner :: only 6,672 brides hired a full-service wedding planner for an average price of $3,109THE INVITES & SUCHWedding paperie cost brides an average of $786 in 2014 ... and that includes the average combined amount spent on the following: save the dates, engagement announcements, invites, programs, menu cards, table cards, place cards, etc.THE GRAND TOTALBrides age 25-29 spent the most on their weddings, an average of $23,934.The state average of all wedding costs was $20,981.Almost 30% of Arkansas Brides spent $20,000+