Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Knot Announces 2013 Wedding Survey Results

With wedding season in full swing, our friends at have given a survey to couples who wed in 2013 polling them on the average cost of their weddings. The Knot then broke down these responses by region.

The Knot found the overall average price for a wedding in the United States for 2013 was a sizable $29,858! The region with the most expensive weddings is Manhattan in New York. While we're not shocked this was the most expensive area, we are completely astounded by the average price tag of a wedding in the Big Apple: $89,916! Ranking at the lowest end of the spectrum, Idaho has the most cost efficient weddings with an average of $16,519.

If you've spent any time watching bridal shows on TV, you might anticipate the bridal gown as being one of the most expensive aspects of a wedding. As we've seen on TLC's Say Yes to the Dress, some gowns can cost as much as $25,000 if the bride is lucky enough to have such a generous budget. Surprisingly though, the survey conducted by The Knot tells us otherwise. The average cost of a wedding dress in 2013 was $1,281. Folks in places like Alaska and Oklahoma were lucky enough to score dresses in the triple digits!

With Manhattan racking up such large sums for their weddings, we would expect to see them rank #1 when it comes to number of guests, too. Ironically, the survey concludes the most expensive weddings are not necessarily always the ones with the largest price. The average number of guests at a wedding in Manhattan was 138, while the average number in Nebraska was 222.

So where does our beloved state fit in? In the Atlanta metro area and northern Georgia, the average cost of a wedding is $26,817. Brides spend about $1,352 on their gown, and have 131 guests in attendance. Georgia brides in the Savannah/coastal area spend $24,836 on average for their big day. Brides spent $1,202 for their dress, and preferred a more intimate affair with 98 guests in attendance.

Atlanta florists, Peachtree Petals adores weddings. Our talented staff delight in working with couples to achieve the perfect look for their big day. Area brides can schedule their free consultation with Atlanta's top wedding florist online at During this consultation an FTD certified Master Florist will meet with couples to determine their vision for their big day and share their comprehensive wedding portfolio to plan the perfect event. Peachtree Petals florists also work with brides of all budgets. Whether your wedding is on par with a Manhattan soiree or something a bit smaller, we can find the perfect wedding decor and wedding bouquets to meet your needs and your budget. With easy Atlanta delivery and setup on the day of the wedding, Peachtree Petals is the obvious choice. The FTD certified Master Florists at Peachtree Petals bring years of experience to help you plan and execute the floral arrangements and decorations desired for your wedding day. Contact Peachtree Petals today to begin!

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