The Average Wedding Cost In America Is Over $30,000 — But Here’s Where Couples Spend Way More Than That

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Sarah Jacobs

The cost of a wedding depends on a wide variety of factors, including the amount of guests, the ceremony site, the time of year, the decor, and of course, the city that you decide to host the wedding in.

While there’s a current trend in hosting fewer guests, the average cost per guest is increasing, due to couples wanting to create a unique and memorable experience for all those involved, The Knot found.

The tradition of the bride’s family paying for the wedding isn’t rapidly changing. “On average, the bride’s parents contribute 45% (56% for high spenders) of the overall wedding budget; the bride and groom contribute 41% (28% for high spenders); and the groom’s parents contribute 13% (15% for high spenders),” says the study.

In some places across the US, the average wedding cost is much lower than the national average. In New Mexico, for example, the average wedding cost is almost half the national average at $17,584. But some places spend much more.

The Knot’s 2017 Real Weddings Study looked into which cities and regions across Americans are shelling out the most cash for their big day. Click through to see the top 25 places where the average wedding cost is higher than the national average.

  1. NEW YORK – MANHATTAN: $76,944
  2. NEW JERSEY – NORTH/CENTRAL: $62,074
  3. NEW YORK – LONG ISLAND: $61,113
  4. NEW YORK – WESTCHESTER/HUDSON VALLEY: $55,357
  5. MASSACHUSETTS – CAPE COD: $55,083
  6. RHODE ISLAND: $52,777
  7. ILLINOIS – CHICAGO: $52,332
  8. CONNECTICUT: $47,435
  9. NEW YORK CITY – BOROUGHS OUTSIDE OF MANHATTAN: $46,808
  10. PENNSYLVANIA — PHILADELPHIA/DELAWARE: $46,211
  11. CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES: $44,142
  12. LOUISIANA – NEW ORLEANS: $41,167
  13. MASSACHUSETTS – BOSTON: $40,667
  14. FLORIDA – SOUTH: $40,634
  15. NEW JERSEY – SOUTH: $40,231
  16. DC — WASHINGTON DC/NORTHERN VIRGINIA/SUBURBAN MARYLAND: $39,465
  17. CALIFORNIA – SAN FRANCISCO/GREATER BAY AREA: $39,329
  18. HAWAII: $38,984
  19. CALIFORNIA – SANTA BARBARA/VENTURA: $38,025
  20. CALIFORNIA – ORANGE COUNTY/INLAND EMPIRE: $37,050
  21. MARYLAND – BALTIMORE: $36,305
  22. MICHIGAN – DETROIT: $35,843
  23. PENNSYLVANIA – PITTSBURGH/SOUTHWEST: $34,928
  24. CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO: $34,722
  25. ILLINOIS – CHICAGO SUBURBS: $34,675