Love is in the air this spring and summer, and if you’re looking to get married in a fancy city, like Manhattan make sure you plan for it in your budget. Because, the national average wedding may be $29,858, but that’s just an average. If your most joyous day planned for the Big Apple, get ready to shell out — it’ll cost an $78,464 on average, so you may find yourself spending close to triple the national spend!
According to a recent report by wedding website The Knot, if you’re looking to cut costs by holding your love-filled ceremony in a suburb or another borough, it’s only marginally less expensive. The study found that Long Island is the second most expensive place to get hitched, with weddings there costing an average of $67,831.
If you really want to save money on your ceremony and reception, consider holding it in Arkansas. The average cost of a wedding in the state that’s home to Wal-Mart is a mere $19,522, according to the study.