According to a survey conducted by the The Knot, the average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is $32,641.
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But many engaged couples trump that cost — some more than double — in some cities and states across the nation.
Couples in Manhattan spend an average of nearly $87,000 to tie the knot — almost triple the national average.
Lovebirds in Long Island, Philadelphia and Boston spend a lot too. Those three cities made the top 15 in The Knot’s list of the 25 most expensive places to get married in America.
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Top 25 most expensive places to get married
Here is the complete list and the average cost of a wedding in each city or state:
- Manhattan — $86,916
- Long Island — $57,343
- North and Central New Jersey — $51,287
- Chicago — $48,449
- New York City Outer Boroughs — $48,449
- Santa Barbara and Ventura, California — $44,214
- Rhode Island — $42,469
- Westchester and Hudson Valley, New York — $42,444
- Connecticut — $41,745
- Philadelphia — $40,350
- Los Angeles — $38,735
- South New Jersey — $38,620
- Washington, D.C., northern Virginia and suburban Maryland — $37,487
- Southern Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas — $37,210
- Boston — $35,512
- Houston — $35,475
- Louisiana — $35,008
- Lehigh Valley and Poconos, Pennsylvania — $34,488
- San Francisco — $33,836
- Orange County and Inland Empire, California — $32,021
- Baltimore — $31,964
- Chicago suburbs — $31,489
- Detroit — $31,044
- San Diego — $30,885
- Maine — $29,854
The wedding site broke down the budgets of weddings with information gathered from 18,000 brides and grooms married in 2015 and found that the most money is generally spent on the wedding venue, the engagement ring and the reception band respectively.
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