What the average American wedding looks like — and costs

Last year, the typical American wedding hosted about 140 people, took place in the fall, featured color palates of blue, gold or pink — and cost over $30,000 to put on.

The Knot’s annual survey of couples put the average cost of a wedding in 2016 at $35,329. That marks an all-time high for the survey, which last year polled 13,000 couples married in the U.S. and which The Knot has conducted every year since 2008.

The $35,329 price tag (which includes ring costs, but doesn’t include honeymoon costs) is up 8% from the national average in 2015. To put that number in perspective, it would account for 63% of the median annual U.S.

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