I've spoken with countless brides about average wedding costs, estimates of their wedding spending, and how much they are allocating to different budget categories. It seems that no two brides are the same and most do not know what to expect when trying to finance the party of their life. How much is too much to spend on a wedding gown? Is $5,000 excessive for flowers? Why can't you find a DJ for under $1,000? Don't worry...other brides are asking the same questions and most just want a general rule of thumb when trying to understand how and on what to spend their money.
To break it down, here's a simple index of wedding spending percentages to show you what is typical no matter your total budget. Remember, you can always spend more or less on any category--just remember that to stay within your ideal budget, you'll have to modify elsewhere!
Wedding rings 2%
Wedding Total 100%