The Economics Of Attending A Wedding

April 24, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

We all know that having a wedding is expensive. Turns out attending one isn’t that cheap on the wallet either according to Ben Popken:

  • The average person pays $592 to attend a wedding. This is a 75% increase from two years ago.
  • And that doesn’t even include the wedding gift. If you do then the cost of going to a wedding increases by $109 to $701.
  • Members of the wedding party, of course, have to pay more, with the average wedding gift for a close family member costing $218.
  • Unsurprisingly weddings are a more expensive affair for the wealthy. For those making over $100,000 going to a wedding costs $960.

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Source: NBC News