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WEDDING SPENDING: The Knot Offers Details

LCT Staff
Posted on May 27, 2009

NEW YORK — The Knot Inc., the owners of The Knot Wedding Network (which includes the Internet’s top two most-trafficked wedding websites and communities TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com), conducted a massive survey of 18,000 couples married in 2008 to capture detailed feedback on wedding spending, style preferences, event characteristics, and other key information related to the bridal demographic.

The third annual The Knot Real Weddings Survey, the largest survey of its kind conducted in the bridal industry, was administered by third-party research firm Harris Interactive.

2008 Wedding Budget Survey Results

How much do brides spend on their cake? Caterer? Venue? In 2008, $29,334 was the average wedding budget in the U.S. (not including the honeymoon) reflecting a 5.2% increase year-over-year.

Source: The Knot Inc.

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