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Wedding Budget 101: How Much Weddings Cost vs How Much You Should Spend

May 11, 2016 | Marianne Ahlmann
KEY POINTS
  • Track your financial health during wedding season by using Personal Capital’s free tools.
  • Avoid financial shock by creating a under-average wedding budget.
  • Align your wedding budget with your long-term finance goals.

45% percent of couples go over their wedding budgets as they plan for the big day, with the average US wedding coming in at over $31,000. Curious to see how your wedding, or plans for one, compares? See how much Americans are spending, from the proposal through the honeymoon:

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