Brides Save the Most Money in THIS State

Photo by J. Woodberry Photography
Photo by J. Woodberry Photography

It’s that time of year again when The Knot releases their annual Real Weddings Study, interviewing couples about just how much they’ve spent on everything from their wedding venue to the DJ and florist.

One of the elements we always find interesting is which states are the most expensive to get married in, and alternatively the least expensive. If any of the states on the affordable list strike your fancy, you could save a significant amount of money saying “I Do” in one of them. Destination wedding in Alaska, anybody?

Ready to look for the perfect wedding venue in one of these states? Check out our honest (and never paid for) wedding reviews here!

Top 25 Most Expensive Places to Get Married
Based on average cost of a wedding in 2015, couples spend the most on their weddings in the following areas in the US. Four of the five most expensive areas to get married are in the New York/Tri-State area.

  1. New YorkManhattan: $82,299
  2. IllinoisChicago: $61,265
  3. New YorkWestchester/Hudson Valley: $57,501
  4. New YorkLong Island: $56,950
  5. New Jersey – North/Central: $55,389
  6. MassachusettsCape Cod: $54,334
  7. Rhode Island: $50,266
  8. New York – Outer Boroughs: $46,682
  9. CaliforniaPalm Springs: $44,646
  10. LouisianaNew Orleans: $44,178
  11. New Jersey – South: $43,223
  12. PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia: $42,429
  13. Connecticut: $41,692
  14. Florida – Southern: $39,768
  15. CaliforniaLos Angeles: $39,492
  16. CaliforniaSan Francisco/Greater Bay Area: $39,250
  17. TexasHouston/East TX: $39,189
  18. CaliforniaSanta Barbara/Ventura: $38,570
  19. Vermont: $37,880
  20. MassachusettsBoston: $37,799
  21. DC – Washington DC/Northern VA/Suburban MD: $37,034
  22. MarylandBaltimore: $36,934
  23. MichiganDetroit: $36,619
  24. Hawaii: $36,424
  25. CaliforniaOrange County/Inland Empire: $34,012

Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Get Married
Based on average cost of a wedding in 2015, couples spend the least on their weddings in the following areas in the US.

  1. Alaska: $17,361
  2. South Dakota: $18,890
  3. TexasWest Texas: $19,261
  4. Arkansas: $19,856
  5. New Mexico: $20,114
  6. North Dakota: $20,211
  7. Idaho: $20,245
  8. Montana: $20,322
  9. Oregon: $20,456
  10. Illinois – Central: $21,818

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