Trending: How much we spend on weddings
The state of Connecticut is one of the costliest places in the country to say I do, with an average wedding price coming in at $10,000 more than the national average of $28,427, according to a survey conducted by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com. The total is enough to land the Nutmeg State in the top 10 markets nationally, but it’s still only half of the cost of weddings in the most expensive market:
No. 20 A wedding in Illinois costs $29,849
No. 19 A wedding in Hawaii costs $29,636
Hawaii, Oahu, Kailua, Lanikai Beach, Attractive newlywed couple on beach.
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No. 18 A wedding in Sacramento costs $30,458
No. 17 A wedding in Savannah, GA costs $30,618
No. 16 A wedding in Southern Florida costs $31,288
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No. 15 A wedding in Houston costs $31,978
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No. 14 A wedding in Washington, D.C. costs $33,118
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 21: TV reporter Roby Chavez (3rd L) holds hands with his partner Chris Roe (5th L) during their wedding ceremony, officiated by Rev. Dwayne Johnson (4th L) of Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, as best couples Rob Clemenz (L) and Rick Duplantier (2nd L), and Anthony Maldonado (6th L) and Brian Albertoni (R) look on August 21, 2010 at the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC. Chavez of Matthews, Louisiana, and Roe, of Monticello, Wisconsin, tied the knot after they have been together for five years. Roe popped the question on the night when DC became the sixth place in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage while Chavez was on a tight deadline covering the story. The couple will spend two weeks in Greece for their honeymoon. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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No. 13 A wedding in Baltimore costs $33,366
BALTIMORE MD-MAY 22. 2011: Jeremy Pryor and his bride Domonique Williams take portraits at their wedding held at the 1840's Ballroom in Baltimore, MD. (Photo by Rebecca D'Angelo/For the Washington Post) pretty sure that name of song...check with ellen.
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No. 12 A wedding in Orange County costs $33,848
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No. 11 A wedding in Los Angeles costs $35,308
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No. 10 A wedding in San Francisco costs $35,344
No. 9 A wedding in Connecticut costs $38,009
All the bridesmaids and groomsmen embraced the crazy weather at the Carroll and Stephen Ratpojanakul wedding last August. It was held at the Belle Haven Club in Greenwich. Photography by Mary Alice Fisher.
No. 8 A wedding in Philadelphia costs $38,369
No. 7 A wedding in Boston costs $39,239
This image released by Giuliana Photography shows Jeremy and Melissa Cantarow on their wedding day in Boston. The Cantarows had their wedding reception at Fenway Park. (AP Photo/Giuliana Photography, Dana Giuliana)
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No. 6 A wedding in Santa Barbara, California costs $42,319
No. 5 A wedding in Rhode Island costs $47,399
In this photo Jan. 19, 2013, Olympic skater, Michelle Kwan and Coast Guard Lt. Clay Pell leave the First Unitarian Church on Benefit Street after a wedding ceremony, in Providence, R.I. Kwan and Pell, a grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, have married in Rhode Island (AP Photo/Providence Journal, Frieda Squires)
No. 4 A wedding in New Jersey costs $48,496
No. 3 A wedding in the New York Metro Area costs $49,002
In this handout image provided by Barbara Kinney, (L-R) Marc Mezvinsky, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and former U.S. President Bill Clinton pose during the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky at the Astor Courts Estate on July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck, New York. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, married Marc Mezvinsky today in an interfaith ceremony at the estate built by John Jacob Astor on the Hudson River about two hours north of New York City.
No. 2 A wedding in Chicago costs $49,810
Bride and Groom in Chicago on the Miracle Mile
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No. 1 A wedding in Manhattan costs $76,687
Married couple crossing Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. New York. US.
I’m a little skeptical about the figure quoted for Connecticut. As someone who’s seeing the majority of her friends began to plan their weddings (I’ll be going to eight ceremonies this year), I’ve started taking an interest in all the little details, and I get the feeling Southwestern Connecticut brides would be lucky to get away for under $40,000 at their weddings. Let me know what you think.
Curious about where you can plan the most affordable wedding? According to the survey results, Alaska brides have the lowest wedding budget in the nation at $15,504.