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In 2017, the average cost of a wedding was $33,391, with high spenders—those spending an average of $60,000 or more on their weddings – spending an average of $105,130 on their wedding day. Formal weddings have steadily decreased (20% in 2009 to 16% in 2017), as couples look to nontraditional venues such as barns, farms, historic homes, wineries, museums and parks to bring their personalities to life on their wedding day. Incorporating cultural and religious traditions, such as a Chinese tea ceremony or traditional hora Jewish dance, is also very important to couples. Additionally, spend per guest has increased (from $194 in 2009 to $268 in 2017), while guest count has decreased (from 149 in 2009 to 136 in 2017), as couples aim to create the ultimate guest experience with photo booths, sparklers, selfie stations, games, musical performances, wine and liquor tastings, magicians and more.

Source: The Knot (