It’s that time again! The 2019 WeddingWire Newlywed Report is out! This report examines data from over 18,000 couples and highlights details about engagements, planning, guest experience, traditions and COST!!  Planning a wedding can feel incredibly overwhelming. Working with a team of professionals makes all the difference. This report will provide a bit of clarity around setting a budget and some insight into real costs by category.

Some Fun Facts from the WeddingWire Newlywed Report:

  • The average wedding in Charlotte costs $27,000
  • Couples underestimate their budget by 45%
  • Couples spend an average of $230 per guest
  • 70% of ceremonies are less than 30 minutes
  • The average couple hires 14 vendors on their wedding day!
  • 40% of couples start planning their wedding within one month of getting engaged.  
  • Setting a date and finding a Venue are the first steps taken!  


Top Wedding Google Search Terms:

  1. wedding planner (or planning)
  2. wedding checklist
  3. Christmas wedding planner
  4. how to plan a wedding
  5. wedding venue near me
  6. wedding timeline
  7. wedding planning timeline
  8. wedding budget
  9. wedding planners near me
  10. wedding coordinator


Actual Budget Samples for Ceremony & Reception:














Wedding rings



Wedding planner



Rehearsal dinner +
additional meals









Event rentals and photobooths






Lighting and Décor









Wedding party attire



Hair and makeup



Ceremony music/musician



Wedding party gifts









Beauty and Health



Favors and gifts



Groom’s attire









Planning your dream wedding can feel overwhelming! If the team at Champagne Manor can do anything to help, please don’t hesitate to call us!

Follow the link below to view the full report: