Adding it up

03/30/2009 4:48 PM

01/09/2012 12:25 PM

Cost of today’s typical wedding:

Photography: $3,000 and up Cinematography: $2,000 and up Music: $300-$700 for ceremony; $1,200 and up for DJ; $4,000 and up for bands Flowers: $4,000 and up Cake: $700 and up Consultants: $2,000-$5,000 and up, or percentage of wedding costs Reception: $15,000 and up Transportation: $300 and up Wedding Attire: $1,000 and up Clergy: $300 and up Newspaper Announcements: $115-$1,885 Stationery: $400-$2,000

For a full-service wedding and a reception with an average of 150 guests, a bride should be prepared to spend about $30,000 and up.

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