25 Most Expensive Places to Get Married in the US

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Get ready for some serious numbers. Based on the 2016 findings from the 10th annual The Knot Real Weddings Study, the national average cost of a wedding has reached an all-time high. Today, to-be-weds are focused on personalizing their day and offering their loved ones an incredible guest experience. But, clearly, giving them something to talk about doesn’t come cheap, especially in these 25 pricey—ahem, priciest—places. Take a peek below to see if your wedding locale made the list.

1.     New York – Manhattan: $78,464

2.     New York – Long Island: $67,831

3.     New Jersey – North/Central: $62,606

4.     Illinois – Chicago: $60,035

5.     New York – Outer Boroughs: $59,027

6.     Massachusetts – Cape Cod: $58,608

7.     New York – Westchester/Hudson Valley: $54,428

8.     Rhode Island: $52,328

9.     Florida – Southern: $48,596

10.  Pennsylvania – Philadelphia/Delaware: $48,093

11.  New Jersey – South: $46,486

12.  California – Santa Barbara/Ventura: $45,957

13.  California – Los Angeles: $44,062

14.  Massachusetts – Boston: $44,028

15.  California – San Francisco/Greater Bay Area: $42,716

16.  Louisiana – New Orleans: $42,628

17.  Connecticut: $42,127

18.  Texas – Houston/East TX: $40,285

19.  DC – Washington DC/Northern VA/Suburban MD: $40,176

20.  California – San Diego: $37,268

21.  Texas –Austin/San Antonio/South TX/Central TX: $36,522

22.  Maryland – Baltimore: $35,861

23.  Michigan – Detroit: $35,576

24.  California – Orange County: $35,303

25.  NY – Capital District/Upstate NY: $34,874

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