It is often hard to visualize what a typical wedding budget would look like. Just for that reason, we are going to look at an average wedding budget in the form of a pie chart. I know that I am more of a visual person, and this is easier to see where the money is going. I always knew that the reception was the most expensive part of a wedding, but it is different to see that in relation to all the other wedding expenses. Do you see anywhere you can save money when planning your wedding?
The pie chart below represents the major categories of a wedding budget. The percentages are a typical breakdown of the budget based on a average wedding. I think that no one would be able to follow this budget breakdown exactly. Everyone wedding is unique, just like the person planning it. So this chart is simply meant to give you a different view of the budget. It is up to you to slice the pie so the wedding represents your unique style.
If you want to see a more detailed view of the budget breakdown take a look at our article on Wedding Budget Breakdown. If will give a list of the subcategories with each pie chart section and its overall percentage.