The U.S. Wedding Market: Average Wedding Cost Expected to Reach $26,400 in 2006

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The 2006 U.S. wedding market is expecting slow growth with 2.2 million estimated weddings, an average wedding cost of $26,400, and a market value of $58.5 billion.

According to a new report published by http://www.theweddingreport.com, the 2006 U.S. wedding market is expecting slow growth with 2.2 million estimated weddings, an average wedding cost of $26,400, and a market value of $58.5 billion.

While this is a 2.97% decrease in the number of weddings and a 17.86% increase in wedding cost since 2002, weddings for 2006 will increase about 3% over 2005 and cost will increase about 2.3% over already high 2005 prices.

Consumers should expect to pay on average $655 for their wedding cake, $1,570 for their wedding photography fees, $655 for their wedding invitations, and $2,070 for their wedding flowers and decorations.

See the attached PDF for additional wedding statistics and 2006 wedding market estimates. For the full report including all states and over 4,500 cities visit http://www.theweddingreport.com

About The Wedding Report

The Wedding Report is a wedding professional resource website owned and operated by Shane McMurray, Wedding Industry Entrepreneur and Vice President of Paper by Olga. Visit the website at: http://www.theweddingreport.com

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