NerdWallet’s Wedding Budget Calculator

See how your wedding costs add up.
Lauren Schwahn
By Lauren Schwahn 
Edited by Courtney Neidel

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The price of weddings can be substantial. The average ceremony and reception reached $30,000 in 2022, according to a survey from the wedding planning site The Knot. But you may aim to pay much less. 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 2022 survey by The Knot and WeddingWire's Wedding Cost Guide.

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