On the big wedding day, most couples go all out. Money is no object when they’re trying to create the best day of their lives. This may be the feeling heading into the wedding but the honeymoon is officially over when the bills arrived, and most couples start feeling regretful. While money seems to be flying all over the place planning for a wedding, there are five aspects that most newlyweds agree they spent too much on. Zola wedding company surveyed Newlyweds, and here’s what they found to be their biggest expense regrets.
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22% Say They Spent Too Much On Flowers and Decor
TheKnot.com reported that couples usually spend around $2,141 for flowers, which includes bouquets, centerpieces and other decorations.
20% Said They Went Overboard on Hair and Makeup
Hair and makeup vary, depending on the bride, but 1 out of 5 regrets how much they spent on getting ready. The average cost of hair styling is $119 and makeup $100.
19% Spent Too Much On Catering
Feeding your family and friends is important, but maybe it’s best not to overdo it. Most couples regret how much they spent on catering. The average cost is $71 a head, yikes!
19% Wished They Had Cut Back On Wedding Attire
The bride’s dress always has a higher price tag than the groom’s attire. The average American bride spent $1,564 on her wedding dress, while the groom spent just $280. Still, they feel like they overspent. (If there are two brides, that can really push up the cost!)
17% Regret Their Expensive Invitations
The invitation is the first taste of your wedding day that guests are going to experience. Maybe it’s the first thing that couples even pick out, and they don’t foresee how much they’re going to be spending on the rest of their wedding planning. 17% of newlyweds regret how much they spent on their wedding invitations, which averages at $462!