In this period of inflation and layoffs, many people are worried about one of the most important days of their lives — their wedding day.
Wedding day costs have different variables: venue, location, party size, and so on. Not all weddings will cost the same and many people must consider their guests’ dietary needs, accommodations and cultures.
If you’re tying the knot soon, here are the ten most expensive states to get married in 2023.
To wed in Virginia, the average cost is around $32,000, according to The Knot.
To wed in Pennsylvania, the average cost is around $33,000. In Philadelphia, a wedding costs around $32,000.
To wed in Illinois, the average cost is around $37,000. In Chicago, it costs around $32,000 to put on a wedding.
To wed in California, the average cost is around $37,000. This is the only West Coast state on this list, and includes the most expensive city to get married: San Francisco.
To wed in Connecticut, the average cost is around $39,000.
To wed in Maryland, the average cost is around $39,000. In Wilmington, Maryland, the average cost for a wedding is around $32,000.
4. Rhode Island/Vermont
To wed in both Rhode Island and Vermont, the average cost is around $43,000.
To wed in Massachusetts, the average cost is around $46,000.
2. New York
To wed in New York, the average cost is around $46,000. In New York City, weddings cost around $43,000.
1. New Jersey
To wed in New Jersey, the average cost is around $51,000. In Jersey City, weddings cost around $33,400. In the city of Camden, weddings cost approximately $32,000.
Keep in mind that these figures don’t include the cost of engagement rings, which range in average from about $5,000 to $8,000 in these most expensive states.
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