NerdWallet’s Wedding Budget Calculator

See how your wedding costs add up.
Dec 15, 2021

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The price of weddings is substantial, with receptions alone expected to reach an average of $22,500 in 2021, according to wedding planning site The Knot. To help you figure out how much you’ll spend on your big day, NerdWallet’s wedding costs calculator provides a budgeting framework for the ceremony and reception, while also showing how adjusting individual expenses will affect the total.

Calculate your wedding budget

As you consider these wedding costs, remember that for some, you'll need to tack on gratuity. For example, you may want to tip the hairdresser.

Don’t have time to track your expenses? Let NerdWallet show you where your money goes and find you ways to save each month.


Average wedding costs are based on data from a 2019 survey by The Knot and WeddingWire's Wedding Cost Guide.

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