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The Average Cost of a Wedding is WHAT?!

Studies and statistics show just last year, which revealed a national average of $32,641, the average cost of a wedding has increased by $2,688!

But remember, this number is still an average, which means, depending on where you choose to have your wedding, your wedding bill could be higher or lower. Tying the knot in, say, Manhattan could cost an average of $78,464, while an Arkansas wedding will average at $19,522.

Now the question is..what trends and habits are causing this drastic leap in wedding spending? Couples today have total personalization and unforgettable guest experiences top of mind.

With to-be-weds now shelling out more money per guest, they’re more excited than ever to create the ultimate guest experience complete with out-of-the-box entertainment and exceptional amenities, including everything from food trucks, lawn games and photo booths (which aren’t going anywhere any time soon! hint hint.) etc. Also seen an overall increase in spending across all reception categories including catering, cake, flowers, photographer, entertainment and the venue itself.

Here’s how much, on average, a wedding costs in each state across the US:


Now here is where budgeting will come into play!