It All Adds Up

See how your wedding spending compares with other local couples’ expenditures.

By | Boston Weddings |

General

4,925

Average number of weddings held annually in Boston.

$39,239

Average cost of a wedding in Boston.

$28,427

Average cost of a wedding in the U.S.

Reception

$3,702

Average amount spent to rent a reception site in Boston.

$5,459

Average amount spent on catering for a Boston wedding.

$483

Average amount spent on cake and dessert for a Boston wedding.

Attire

$1,318

Average amount spent by Boston brides on their dress.

$222

Average amount spent by Boston grooms on their suit or tuxedo.

7

Percentage of Boston brides who spent more than $2,500 on a wedding dress in 2012.

The Details

$151

Average amount spent on a bridal bouquet for a Boston wedding.

$1,964

Average amount spent on photography for a Boston wedding.

$235

Average amount spent on favors for a Boston wedding.

Bling

$3,668

Average amount spent on an engagement ring in Boston.

$1,343

Average amount spent on wedding bands in Boston.

45

Percentage of Boston couples who spent $500 or less on their wedding bands in 2012.

Sources: TheWeddingReport.com (2012 Estimates); TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com Annual Real Weddings Survey 2012