New stats just released by The Wedding Report break down that average and lets us take a closer look. As you can see on the chart, wedding spending is less than average until you start looking at those who make more than $150,000. If your income is between $50,000 and $75,000, for example, your financial peers tend to spend around $15,000 on their weddings. It’s still a chunk of money, but far less heart-stopping than the $26,000 figure.
So, this should be a load off your shoulders. If the upper echelons want to spend a lot on their nuptials, more power to them. But yours can be fabulous (and just as, if not more, fun) for far less!