Average Cost of a Wedding by State

Average Cost of a Wedding

The wedding industry sees almost $50 billion each year spent. May to October marks the peak months for weddings with 74% of total year revenue being spent during that time. The most popular month of the year to be married is in June, accounting for 15% of annual weddings alone. The average cost of a wedding is $26,984.

25 Most Expensive Places to Marry

1. NYC Manhattan – $65,824
2. Chicago – $53,069
3. Long Island – $50,087
4. Hudson Valley – $46,560
5. North Central, New Jersey – $46,600
6. Rhode Island – $41,307
7. NYC uter Boroughs – $40,356
8. South New Jersey – $38,103
9. Santa Barbara/Ventura – $37,823
10. Los Angeles – $37,690
11. Philadelphia – $37,014
12. Boston – $35,560
13. Miami, Florida – $34,465
14. DC Metro – $34,203
15. Connecticut – $33,789
16. Baltimore – $32,702
17. San Francisco – $32,261
18. Hawaii – $31,461
19. San Diego – $30,482
20. Orange County – $29,826
21. Pittsburgh – $29,703
22. Louisiana – 28,790
23. Dallas – $28,717
24. Austin, San Antonio – 27,735
25. Houston – $27,459

How Wedding Costs Impact Wedding Industry Growth

Studies in marriage and parenthood found that one of the main reasons for those in relationships not immediately marrying is due to the costs. Instead these couples are waiting until they save their money enough to get married.

Average Budget Appropriation

A general amount that should be delegated in your bridal budget according to the average amount spent on weddings nationwide.

Reception: $12,000
Catering: $8,600
Engagement Ring: $5,000
Reception Band: $3,000
Photographer: $2,500
Florist: $2,000
Videography: $1,400
Ceremony Site: $1,400
Rehearsal Dinner: $1,100
Wedding Gown: $1,000
Reception DJ: $900
Transportation: $600
Wedding Cake: $600
Ceremony Musicians: $500
Invitations: $500
Favors: $200

Average Costs and Characteristics of a Wedding

The following infographic outlines the average costs and size of a wedding. Average budget appropriations and listing of the most expensive places to marry are outlined.

True Cost of a Wedding