Posted February 08, 2018 06:11:53 More expensive wedding planning is becoming more common and is often more expensive than in the past, a new study suggests.
The U.S. Census Bureau said in a report on February 1 that wedding planning costs for couples aged 35 to 64 grew 8.6% to $2,931 from the previous year.
The increase was largely driven by a decrease in the number of people ages 18 to 29 who completed a formal job or were in school and a decrease of 3.6 percentage points among those who didn’t have a formal or part-time job.
More: More than 60% of couples in the study said they were able to get a job and that the median cost of a wedding was about $1,250.
The report said the most common reason people declined to plan a wedding included not wanting to pay for the wedding, having a baby, or getting married in a different city.