Spending For Wedding Photography Flat

Posted on 2/15/2019 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Spending for weddings in the U.S. in 2018 was down 4% from $25,764 in 2017 to $24,723 in 2018. The photography segment of this spending breaks down as follows according to The Wedding Report.

Photography & Video 2017 2018 Chg %
Digital or Photo cd/dvd $291 $285 -2.1%
Engagement Session $395 $390 -1.3%
Photo Booth $379 $377 -0.5%
Prints and/or Enlargements $237 $236 -0.4%
Wedding album/s or photo book/s $417 $410 -1.7%
Wedding Photographer $1606 $1597 -0.6%
Wedding Videographer $1072 $1066 -0.6%

The latest average wedding cost is based on 6,792 survey samples collected from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Includes couples that were married and spent money on their upcoming wedding. The average number of guests was 125 and the average travel distance from home to get married was 48 miles. The average number of bridesmaids was 4 and the average number of groomsmen was 4.

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