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June Brides On Average Spend Big Big Bucks

May is here ..can June weddings be far behind! The old proverb says  Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day. BUT Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you’ll go. Sounds like a heck of a honeymoon in June.  Last minute planning for June weddings is in full operation and that includes operating the ATM… the fifth annual survey by and of nearly 18,000 U.S. brides who were married in 2011 is out and the numbers are as breath taking as a June bride herself..The average cost of a wedding is $27,021 – honeymoon extra!. It could be worse: 20% of brides spend more than $30,000 on their wedding, while 11% spend more than $40,000.   According to Check this out:

  • Most expensive wedding location: Manhattan, $65,824 average cost

    Least expensive wedding location: West Virginia, $14,203 average cost

  • Ceremony site: $1,599
  • Reception venue: $12,116
  • Reception band: $3,122
  • Reception DJ: $929
  • Photographer: $2,299
  • Videographer: $1,486
  • Wedding gown: $1,121
  • Florist/decor: $1,894
  • Invitations: $331
  • Wedding cake: $535
  • Ceremony musicians: $536
  • Wedding day limousine: $669
  • Favors: $217
  • Rehearsal dinner: $1,078
  • Engagement ring: $5,130
  • Average number of guests: 141
  • Average amount spent per guest: $196
  • Destination weddings: 24%
  • Average marrying age of the bride: 29
  • Average marrying age of the groom: 30
  • Average number of bridesmaids and groomsmen: 4 to 5
  • Length of the engagement: 14 months
  • Most popular engagement month: December
  • Most popular wedding month: September
  • Most popular wedding color: blue, although purple is on the rise

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