June weddings: 7 measures of matrimony

June has traditionally been the most popular month for Americans to wed. Here are some facts about the American wedding landscape.

By , Staff , Staff librarian & researcher

Cost

• Average wedding budget: $27,021.
 • Average cost of the rings for bride and groom: $1,016.
 • The couple contributes 83.2 percent of the time to the cost of the wedding.
 • Most wedding guests spend between $70 and $100 on a gift.
 • 11 percent of couples spend more than $40,000 on their weddings.
 • Average dress cost: $1,121.

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