Average Wedding Costs in California

Use these price ranges as a guide when planning the budget for your big day.

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Attire: $2,138 to $3,433

Bride accessories: $272 to $436
 Groom accessories: $143 to $230
 Groom suit/tux: $196 to $315
 Hair/makeup service: $143 to $230
 Headpiece/veil: $255 to $409
 Wedding dress: $1,129 to $1,813 

 

Ceremony: $2,462 to $3,953

Ceremony accessories: $159 to $255
 Ceremony decorations: $474 to $761
 Ceremony location: $554 to $890
 Officiate/pastor/priest: $199 to $319
 Rehearsal dinner: $1,076 to $1,728

 

Entertainment: $2,745 to $4,408

Ceremony/reception band: $1,618 to $2,598
 Ceremony/reception DJ: $618 to $992
 Ceremony/reception musicians: $509 to $818

 

Flowers: $1,726 to $2,771

Boutonnieres/corsages: $151 to $242
 Bride bouquet: $129 to $207
 Bridesmaid bouquets: $206 to $330
 Ceremony flowers: $368 to $591
 Flower girl flowers: $41 to $67
 Reception flowers: $831 to $1,334

 

Gifts and Favors: $866 to $1,391

Gifts for attendant: $401 to $644
 Gifts for each other: $323 to $519
 Gifts for parents: $142 to $228

 

Invitations and Stationery: $816 to $1,313

Bridal shower invitations: $85 to $137
 Guestbook: $41 to $67
 Invitations & reply cards: $362 to $582
 Personal stationery: $114 to $183
 Save the date cards: $140 to $224
 Thank you cards: $74 to $120

 

Jewelry: $5,248 to $8,427

Engagement ring: $3,905 to $6,271
 Her ring: $788 to $1265
 His ring: $555 to $891

 

Honeymoon/Planning: $4,275 to $6,863

Honeymoon: $3,145 to $5,049
 Bridal consultant/planner: $1,130 to $1,814

 

Photographer/Videographer: $2,978 to $4,781

Photographer: $1,725 to $2,769
 Videographer: $1,253 to $2,012

 

Reception: $13,540 to $21,298

Reception beverages/bartender: $1,880 to $3,018
 Bride/groom hotel: $236 to $379
 Cake: $454 to $730
 Cake knife set: $36 to $58
 Cake topper: $35 to $56
 Reception decorations/centerpieces: $908 to $1,458
 Favors: $303 to $487
 Reception food Service: $6,399 to $10,275
 Reception location: $2,081 to $3,341
 Reception rentals: $932 to $1,496

 

Transportation: $821 to $1,320

Car rental: $256 to $412
 Limo rental: $565 to $908
 
 Source: CostofWedding.com
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