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Wedding Budget Trends

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The Budget

– The expected cost of a wedding in Canada in 2015 is $30,717 (including the engagement ring and honeymoon).

– 75% of brides agree they are likely to spend more than they had budgeted for.

– 61% of brides indicated that cash donations are an important part of their wedding budget (up from 53% in 2014).

– 52% of wedding-related dollars will be spent during the fall and winter months.

Expected Cost Per Item:
Reception Venue/ Catering = $11,046
Independent Catering = $8,178
Honeymoon = $4,489
Engagement Ring = $3,125
Wedding Bands = $2,490
Photographer = $2,135
Bridal Gown = $1,779
Decor/Florist = $1,674
DJ/Musicians = $1,442
Transportation/Limo = $438
Cake = $353
Jewellery = $312
Hairstylist = $249
Guest Favours = $262
Bridesmaids’ Dresses = $350
Bridesmaids’ Shoes = $241
Stationery = $241
Bride’s Shoes = $156
Esthetician = $146
Lingerie = $141
Bridal Party Gifts = $253
Accessories = $161
Tuxedo Rental = $297
Wedding Planner = $3,535
Videographer = $1,781

*The sum of all average items do not add up to the total average since not all weddings incur costs on all items.

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