In the U.S., the cost of an average wedding exceeds the median income. This illustrates two points: one, moderately lavish weddings are very culturally important; and two, Americans are willing to sacrifice a lot for that special day.
If you’re planning a wedding, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the task. From rings to cake, dresses to venues, there’s a whole lot of decision making ahead of you. The following infographics provide some guidance to help you plan, pick and choose your way through the American wedding marketplace, and put your own wedding into perspective.A Brief History of Weddings
Before you embark on your wedding journey, learn a little bit about the institution. The following infographic explores how wedding traditions began and what they signify, and highlights some of the most outrageous wedding gifts of all time.