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How Much Does a Wedding Cost?

Simple answer: This is a broad question; it depends on what you are hosting. In the simplest form, many couples spend about $100 per person.

This question is quite complex as there are many elements to a wedding.

You may host a ceremony, which is a $1500 flat rate.

  • Following your ceremony, you may host a cocktail hour reception while you take photos. Here, you can spend anywhere from $10 - $25 per person hosting a few items or a larger spread of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and platters.
  • Then, the main event is dinner, which can be between $65 and $96 per person (even more if you like).
  • After dinner, there are late-night snacks, which are $7 - $12 per person for 50% of your guests.
  • Then there are beverages. You may host wine at the tables, which ranges from $6 to $10 per person for one glass. A hosted bar with average drink prices at $8 each I suggest budgeting a total of 4 drinks per person.

So you see, the cost completely depends on what you choose to host for your guests.

In the simplest form, many couples can spend over $100 per person before taxes and gratuities.

note: the above estimates are as of January 2024 and do not include taxes or gratuities.

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