Stephen: Average price of attending a wedding this year could top $1000
Published on May 19th, 2022 @ 5:34 PM
The pandemic caused many people to postpone their weddings—so you might find yourself attending one this year. Credit Karma reports that more than 2.6 million couples are planning to say “I do” this year. That same report revealed 73 percent of people planning to attend weddings in 2022 say inflation is a real downer and will negatively impact whether or not they can attend certain weddings this year. Zola, an online wedding registry, wedding planner, and retailer, says wedding guests are expected to spend $50 to $100 on their wedding gift depending on their relationship to the happy couple. But if it’s one of your best friends or anyone in your immediate family, you should plan to gift around $100 to $150. You could consider saving money on any wedding gift by going in with some friends on a big gift from the couple’s registry. Don’t forget, you should also budget to spend money on your wedding guest outfit, and the cost of traveling to the wedding. Overall, Credit Karma says the average wedding guest can expect to spend about $1,004 per wedding this year.