I think many of my fellow ladies can agree that your wedding day is one of the most important of your life. Between the dress, flowers, venue and food costs, dropping cash like crazy is the norm.
According to The Huffington Post, the average cost of a wedding nowadays is around $30,000. Dear god. But if you’re on a budget (or hoping to hit this $30K range), there’s one factor that can make or break your cash limit — the location.
Wedding website TheKnot recently compiled a list of the 25 most expensive places to get married. Not surprisingly, Manhattan stole the number one spot with a standard wedding costing $86,916 — nearly triple the national average.
Second place, according to findings by TheKnot, is Long Island, NY which came in at a much less (but still expensive) $57,343 per wedding. North/Central New Jersey was next in line at $51,287.
The least expensive wedding spot on the list from TheKnot? Idaho. The average wedding there costs $16,159.
At least there are websites that make wedding planning a little less painful (especially when the prices hurt so bad.) WeddingWire offers any easy way to find local wedding venues, cakes, dresses, invitations and more. WeddingWire brings all of the expenses to one spot so, if you plan it correctly, you’ll only pass out from sticker shock once.
Sure it might be totally nuts to spend tens of thousands of dollars on just one day, but for many women, this is the ultimate celebration. It’s the day Pinterest wedding boards and years of daydreaming come to fruition.
As for me, these stats are making me break out in hives.
The Average Cost Of A Wedding Rises To $30,000, Survey Says via Huffington Post