How much are weddings per person?
The Average Cost of Wedding Food. The food you serve at your reception - whether it's filet mignon or pasta - will likely cost you close to $68 per person, the average cost of a catered meal per person in 2014.
The average wedding cost in the United States for 2017 was $25,764. Couples, on average, spend between $19,323 and $32,205 but, 50% of couples spend less than $15,000. This does not include cost for a honeymoon. Understanding wedding cost now can help you with your wedding budget later.
- Bride and family pay for floral arrangements for the ceremony (including a chuppah if it's a Jewish wedding ceremony) and reception, plus bouquets and corsages for bridesmaids and flower girls. Groom and family pay for the bride's bouquet, boutonnieres for men and corsages for mothers and grandmothers.
- Expect to spend an average of $4,200 for a wedding of 140 ($30 per plate). Of course, if you're having a fancier wedding be prepared to spend much more than thatanywhere up to $100 per plate depending on how decadent your reception is.
- The national average cost of a wedding day in 2016 shot up to $35,329, according to a survey by The Knot. That's a jump by $2,688 from the 2015 average of $32,641.
Typical costs: The average cost for bartender service at a wedding reception is $2,800, according to the Bridal Association of America . The average number of guests is 170, making it $16.50 per guest. Most caterers advertise an open bar as unlimited mixed drinks, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
- At 15.5 gallons of beer, a keg translates to roughly 165 12oz (the amount in a can) servings of beer. That means you can have 40 people over and everyone will get at least four beers, or eight beers each if you have 20 people over.
- Average Cost of a Wedding Venue. Couples spend between $12,343 and $14,006 on average for their wedding venue, according to recent surveys of brides. This cost includes any general location fee as well as food, drinks and incidentals like tables, chairs and linens.
- A: Traditionally, the parents of the groom take care of a few of the expenses including: the marriage license, officiant's fee, corsages, boutonnieres, the bride's bouquet, groomsmen gifts, liquor, and the reception DJ, band or other musical entertainment. And the bride's parents pay for everything else.
Updated: 18th October 2018