A CNN according to the national average cost of a wedding in the United States this year is 29,000 dollars – that is, 10 million forints – which is 1,000 dollars more than in 2022. And in some big American cities it is 35 thousand dollars and above.
The costs of the big day are higher every year for two reasons: inflation and demand outstripping the supply of goods and services specializing in weddings.
Wedding industry suppliers have raised their prices as goods and services such as food, flowers and labor cost more.
Weddings started to pick up again in 2022 after a pause caused by the pandemic, and since then the industry has seen a surge in demand for special venues, photographers, wedding planners, florists and wedding cakes.
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The strongholds of expensive weddings
4,000 engaged couples planning to get married in 2023 answered the questions of a research that revealed which cities are the most expensive to say their vows this year.
- According to the report, New York tops the list with an average wedding cost of $43,536,
- followed by Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose, California at $37,284;
- then Boston ($35,902),
- Philadelphia ($34,111),
- Lauderdale, Miami ($33,622);
- Washington ($33,199),
- Chicago ($32,281),
- and Los Angeles ($30,712).
They are saving on guests this year
According to the report, the average guest list contains 130-150 guests.
- In 2022, an average of 117 guests were received at weddings,
- but in 2023, 39 percent of couples will trim the guest list.
It is not surprising that this year people may prioritize more intimate ceremonies, they will also get along better financially and can set aside more for their life together.
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Source: Napi.hu by www.napi.hu.
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