According to wedding industry 'statistics' it is below average.
According to real live people who have things like mortgages or rent to worry about, it's a huge amount of money to pay for a one day party.
Those statistics are fudged. They are a bit of marketing. The same as the idea that it's 'traditional' to spend one, or even three months salary on an engagement ring. That's not traditional, that's what one company selling engagement rings once put in an ad.
It's easy to come by these 'statistics' you find in wedding magazines. You see, nobody knows or cares about my 2000-3000 euro wedding. Nobody asked me what my dress cost, let alone who designed it. Nobody called the restaurant and asked how much we were paying. Nobody asked my hairdresser what she charged for my up-do.
No, these statistics come from people who - professionally - manage the budget for the entire wedding. And lots of other weddings. They come from wedding planners.
Now wouldn't you say it is fair to assume that on average, people who can afford to hire a wedding planner, have more lavish and expensive weddings than people who do their own planning?
And there you have it. Fudged statistics. What the average wedding planner spends on a wedding is not the same as what the average couple spends on a wedding.