Bride with Bridal Party and Groomsmen At South Pond In Lincoln Park, Chicago

Wedding budgets have been increasing steadily since the economic downturn of 2008, and in 2013, couples spent a record high average of nearly $30,000.
— Carley Roney, Cofounder of The Knot

$29,858 — Average Wedding Cost in 2013
$23,492 a year for a family of four — Poverty Line in 2012
15% — Poverty Rate in 2012 (first time the poverty rate has remained at or above 15% three years running since 1965)

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