Here's how much the average wedding costs in every state

Gerardo Mora/Getty ImagesA Disney World wedding.

Weddings are a beautiful thing – but they’re definitely not cheap.

The Wedding Report calculated how much the average wedding costs in every state. Costs run up pretty quickly, from venue to music to favours.

Keep scrolling to see how your state stacks up.


ALABAMA: $US17,216

The Washington Post/ GettyMembers of the wedding party cheer as newlyweds A.J. Horsley and Randy Wilson kiss while preparing for their wedding in Wilsonville, Alabama.

According to the Wedding Report, there were 34,816 weddings in Alabama in 2018.


ALASKA: $US34,298

Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News/MCT via Getty ImagesMary Anne Feeney and Jonathan Brady a few hours before their wedding ceremony in Anchorage, Alaska.

In 2018, there were 5,373 weddings in Alaska.


ARIZONA: $US21,605

Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty ImagesA couple poses for wedding photographs in the Sonoran desert’s Superstition Mountains at the Lost Dutchman State Park in Arizona.

There were 40,555 weddings in Arizona in 2018.


ARKANSAS: $US17,433

There were 31,063 weddings in Arkansas in 2018.


CALIFORNIA: $US31,437

Bettmann / Contributor via Getty ImagesJayne Mansfield receives a kiss from her groom Mickey Hargitay following their wedding ceremony in Palos Verdes, California, in 1958.

California had 247,016 weddings in 2018.


COLORADO: $US27,646

WireImage House/WireImage via Getty ImagesKevin Costner married his girlfriend of five years, Christine Baumgartner, at their Aspen, Colorado, ranch on September 25, 2004.

As many as 73,680 Coloradans were married in 36,840 weddings in 2018.


CONNECTICUT: $US35,702

Visions of America/UIG via Getty ImagesA wedding party in front of Trinity Parish Church in Connecticut.

In 2018, Connecticut had 18,561 weddings.


DELAWARE: $US28,067

There were 5,711 weddings in 2018 that took place in Delaware.


WASHINGTON, DC: $US36,082

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty ImagesA wedding party from Springfield, Virginia, gathers for photos on the West Front of the Capitol.

As many as 2,182 weddings took place in Washington, DC, in 2018.


FLORIDA: $US20,933

Gerardo Mora/Getty ImagesAlexis Preston poses before her wedding ceremony at the Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World Resort on May 10, 2018, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

There were 169,578 Floridian weddings in 2018.


GEORGIA: $US21,666

John Amis/AP Images for mike’s hard lemonadeCountry music fans and real-life couple Lisa Taylor and Jerry Drozdiel tie the knot in an unconventional backyard wedding in Atlanta.

As many as 59,902 couples were married in Georgia in 2018.


HAWAII: $US37,827

Julie Thurston Photography / Contributor via Getty ImagesA bride heading to the altar during a summertime wedding at Waimanalo Beach in Oahu.

As many as 22,857 couples were married in Hawaiian paradise in 2018.


IDAHO: $US19,925

Katherine Jones/Idaho Statesman/MCT via Getty ImagesChrissy Popadics’ bridesmaids help her into her wedding dress in Boise, Idaho.

In Idaho, 13,433 couples were married in 2018.


ILLINOIS: $US25,918

Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesA newlywed couple and their friends attend a protest outside the Trump Tower in Chicago, Illinois.

There were 71,439 weddings in Illinois in 2018.


INDIANA: $US21,004

Francis Miller/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty ImagesAmerican journalist Richard K. Shull sits with his wife, architect Avriel Shull, at a bar during their wedding reception in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1951.

As many as 45,489 couples got married in Indiana in 2018.


IOWA: $US23,426

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesAmy Klein-Matheny and her wife Jennifer are married in the Polk County Administration Building in Des Moines, Iowa.

In 2018, 19,508 weddings took place in Iowa.


KANSAS: $US22,407

Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty ImagesA simple wedding ring.

2018 saw wedding bliss for 17,467 couples in Kansas.


KENTUCKY: $US17,607

Education Images/UIG via Getty ImagesA traditional Cherokee Native American wedding ceremony conducted at Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky.

As many as 32,065 Kentucky couples got married in 2018.


LOUISIANA: $US19,681

BRYAN TARNOWSKI/AFP/Getty ImagesNewlywed Kaila Hager walks from her wedding ceremony to a bar in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

As many as 32,384 couples said “I Do” in Louisiana in 2018.


MAINE: $US26,211

John Ewing/Portland Press Herald via Getty ImagesJason Parent, a floral designer at Harmon’s & Barton’s flower shop, makes boutonnieres and bouquets for an upcoming wedding in Portland.

In Maine, 9,706 partners made it official in 2018.


MARYLAND: $US33,755

Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty ImagesEric Powell and Laura Stotz have a wedding ceremony at Woodley Gardens Park following Field Day for Christ Episcopal School in Rockville, Maryland.

In 2018, 36,712 couples were married in Maryland.


MASSACHUSETTS: $US35,966

Bettmann / Contributor via Getty ImagesJohn F. Kennedy and Jaqueline Bouvier at the Kennedy’s Hyannisport, Massachusetts, home.

Massachusetts saw 36,6o6 weddings in 2018.


MICHIGAN: $US20,942

As many as 58,201 couples exchanged rings in Michigan in 2018.


MINNESOTA: $US27,332

Carolyn Schaefer/Liaison via Getty ImagesShoppers visit ‘Chapel of Love’ where they can buy dresses, tuxedos, rings, and invitations for their wedding in the Mall of America in Minnesota.

As many as 31,664 couples got married in Minnesota in 2018.


MISSISSIPPI: $US15,260

Mario Tama/Getty ImagesBride Amanda Benvenutti (C) walks during a photo session above the beach after her wedding in Waveland, Mississippi.

In 2018, 16,449 couples got married in Mississippi.


MISSOURI: $US20,058

Craig F. Walker/ GettyKyle and Megan Bobos kiss after having their wedding photos made at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

In Missouri, 41,509 couples put rings on it in 2018.


MONTANA: $US20,706

Gallatin River Hideaway Wedding And Event Venues/YelpA wedding at Gallatin River Hideaway Wedding and Event Venues in Bozeman, Montana.

A mere 16,602 Montana residents got married in 8,301 weddings in 2018.


NEBRASKA: $US23,488

Michael Rougier/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty ImagesHigh school sweethearts Sherita Lambrecht & Edmund Dean Harlow exiting church amid a crowd of well-wishers after their wedding in Nebraska.

There were 12,306 weddings in Nebraska in 2018.


NEVADA: $US21,879

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesA wedding party poses for photos by the iconic Las Vegas sign at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.

Unsurprisingly, Nevada had the most weddings in 2018, with 110,216 ceremonies.


NEW HAMPSHIRE: $US33,612

Herb Swanson/Portland Press Herald via Getty ImagesKelley Mitchell of Durham, New Hampshire, looks at wedding dresses at a sale of name brand and designer gowns.

New Hampshire had 9,341 weddings in 2018.


NEW JERSEY: $US36,943

Waring Abbott/Getty ImagesA wedding ceremony on the beach on September 15, 2018, in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

As many as 47,802 New Jersey couples felt the love and made it official in 2018.


NEW MEXICO: $US18,470

Robert Alexander/Archive Photos/Getty ImagesA mariachi band, El Mariachi Porvenir, leads a wedding procession through the streets of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

There were 11,291 New Mexican weddings in 2018.


NEW YORK: $US34,315

Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesA newlywed couple poses for photographers near the East River on a cold day in New York City.

In New York, 137,843 couples were married in 2018.


NORTH CAROLINA: $US20,416

Fortitude Press/Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty ImagesMother and bride daughter in North Carolina.

North Carolina had 68,270 weddings in 2018.


NORTH DAKOTA: $US26,774

Hinterhaus Productions/Getty ImagesThrowing rice is a tradition.

Just 4,466 couples tied the knot in North Dakota in 2018.


OHIO: $US21,478

Lisa Wiltse/Corbis via Getty ImagesA young girl and her horse dressed in a wedding gown at the Medina County Fair in Medina, Ohio.

There were 65,076 Ohio weddings in 2018.


OKLAHOMA: $US21,032

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesDon Jackson shows his wife’s wedding ring after he found it in the rubble of his home that was destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the area on May 22, 2013, in Moore, Oklahoma.

As many as 28,194 couples got married in the Sooner State in 2018.


OREGON: $US26,175

John Prieto/The Denver Post via Getty ImagesDavid Gillette and Darlene Johnson were married on the island in South Lake of Washington Park.

There were 28,414 weddings in Oregon in 2018.


PENNSYLVANIA: $US28,827

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSame-sex couple Felicia Hurley and Jessica Miller of York, Pennsylvania, share a moment as they wait for the beginning of a group wedding.

As many as 72,899 Pennsylvania couples were married in 2018.


RHODE ISLAND: $US30,861

Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesKenny Fuchu keeps a wedding photograph of him and his wife, Seveny, in their son’s changing table at their home in Providence, Rhode Island.

In 2018, 6,630 couples tied the knot in Rhode Island.


SOUTH CAROLINA: $US20,047

John Moore/Getty ImagesMeagan Martin (L) and Melissa Adams kiss during their wedding ceremony in Lexington, South Carolina.

As many as 32,965 South Carolinian couples were married in 2018.


SOUTH DAKOTA: $US22,896

Jade Brookbank/Getty ImagesA South Dakota wedding.

There were 6,105 weddings in South Dakota in 2018.


TENNESSEE: $US18,346

Denise Truscello/WireImage via Getty ImagesThe Graceland Wedding Chapel.

In Tennessee, 57,503 couples married in 2018.


TEXAS: $US24,520

Shealah Craighead/The White House via Getty ImagesHenry Hager and Jenna Bush exchange vows at the altar at Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas.

As many as 344,926 Texans had 172,463 weddings in 2018.


UTAH: $US27,095

Robert Alexander/Getty ImagesA couple poses for a photograph with members of their wedding party after their Mormon wedding ceremony in the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.

There were 25,877 weddings in Utah in 2018.


VERMONT: $US30,257

Keystone/Getty ImagesAmerican film actress Bette Davis cutting her wedding cake with new husband Arthur Farnsworth, a dentist’s son from Vermont.

There were just 5,321 weddings in Vermont in 2018.


VIRGINIA: $US29,196

Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post via Getty ImagesAlison ‘Ali’ Manson and George Patterson Manson III take their first dance during their wedding reception at River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia.

As many as 57,319 couples tied the knot in Virginia in 2018.


WASHINGTON: $US29,511

Gregory Adams / Contributor via Getty ImagesA couple at Seattle’s iconic gum wall.

In Washington, 45,218 couples were married during 2018.


WEST VIRGINIA: $US18,228

GettyA couple exchanging rings.

There were 13,728 weddings in West Virginia in 2018.


WISCONSIN: $US23,680

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesBrian Dunham and Patricia Eicholz ride down the aisle at a wedding chapel set up in the parking lot of Harley-Davidson headquarters in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In 2018, 33,109 Wisconsin couples were married.


WYOMING: $US26,017

YouTube/Martha Stewart WeddingsA couple at a Wyoming Ranch.

There were just 4,199 weddings in Wyoming in 2018.

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