This Is What the Average Cost of a Normal Wedding Can Get You From a Celeb Wedding

It costs a heck of a lot to say "I do"

By Julia Hays Apr 06, 2016 8:16 PMTags
Weddings, Johanna Krupa, George Clooney, Amal Clooney, Kim Kardashian, Kanye WestPIERRE TEYSSOT/AFP/Getty Images; FameFlynet

It costs a heck of a lot to say "I do."

For an average couple in the U.S. the total cost for a wedding comes to $32,641.

That's according to The Knot's annual Real Weddings Study, which was just released and breaks down the numbers for 2015 nuptials.

The primary places that money is going (excluding the honeymoon) is toward the venue ($14,788) followed by the engagement ring ($5,871.)

As for the best (and worst) places to tie the knot if you're on a budget...

Manhattan is the most expensive place to get married ($82,299) while couples in Alaska enjoy the most affordable nuptials ($17,361.)

With the typical big day coming in at $30K, we wanted to look at what you can get from a celeb wedding for that price.

You know, if you just want to pick just one thing but really go all out.

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At George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's $4.6M wedding in 2014, dinner cost $30,000.

That's $300 per person for 100 wedding guests.

It's the price you pay for a five-course Italian-style dinner with Chef Riccardo de Pra.

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Well fed wedding guests are happy wedding guests.

Plus, among their booze offerings, were 600 bottles of Casamigos Tequila. It was free, but would have came to a $30,000 price tag.

Location sets the tone for a ceremony, so Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson spared no expense when they held their 2014 $1.4M ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch.

Reserving the garden space for the ceremony and reception alone cost $30,000.

We're not even including room rental in that price.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may have spent an estimated $136,000 on flowers at their Paris nuptials.

So you can have 1/3 of their flowers for approximately $30K.

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Not bad? Just chop up that giant flower wall and you're good.

If the ring's the thing, some reports value Jennifer Aniston's wedding band at $15K.

So if you want your partner want to match, that's $30K.

Though the bands were designed by a longtime friend, so maybe there was a friendly discount?

If you'd rather drop the dollars before the wedding, Zoe Saldana's engagement sparkler's been projected to have cost between $18,000 and $32,000, according to US Magazine.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star tied the knot with Marco Perego in 2013.


Real Housewives of Miami's Joanna Krupa wore a $30,000 dress when she married Romain Zago in 2013.

The dress was a Chagoury Couture gown with a detachable 6-foot-long train and a rhinestone-and-crystal-studded bodice.

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And if dropping $30K seems like a lot for one thing (because it is) you can always make that money back with your registry.

For example, Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild's pricey wedding registry in 2015 was totaled at roughly $28,000.

Sure getting hitched is expensive, but you can ask your guests to give you $5,000 in lamps.

Totally worth it.