Weddings are ideally a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of love, so brides and grooms are often willing to spend a small fortune on the big day. According to wedding industry research company The Wedding Report Inc., the average American wedding costs over $25,000, though many are significantly more expensive.
Flowers, dresses, tuxedos, food, and rings can all rack up a large bill for the families of the couple, or the couple themselves — and that’s not counting the bill from wedding planners hired to make everything move smoothly. While weddings can be costly anywhere, the amount Americans spend on nuptials varies from one state to the next.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from The Wedding Report Inc. to determine the cost of a wedding in every state. Many of the most expensive states to host a wedding are in the Northeast, while the least expensive states are in the South.