Pennsylvania Is One of a Handful of States Where a Wedding Costs More Than Half of the Average Resident’s Annual Income

It wasn’t even a month ago that we told you the cost of the average wedding had risen to $30,000—and now, we share with you a rather shocking new way to look at that: There is a healthy handful of states in which the average cost of a wedding is more than half the residents’ medium income.

HuffPo took some stats from both the Wedding Report and the Census Bureau, and put together this handy little chart in which you can search out Pennsylvania and gasp that it is marked by the burgundy bar indicating that we are one of those states.

We have provided that gasp-inducing chart, as well as some cost-saving links, below. Whew.




Via The Huffington Post.

Click to enlarge. Via The Huffington Post.

 

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  • pete

    Surely it makes a lot of sense to pay for 2 young folks to marry, then send them out into the world with no money to start a life. As parents I do not owe my children any money to start this new life, but if i am going to provide any money I would rather see it be part of a down payment on a house instead of a videographer, bar tab, limo service, band, and all of the other fixins that people think of to call a wedding a “great” time.
    Huge waste of money in my book.

    • matthew brandley

      Agree. Why cant the couple just have imediate family and very close frinds they see every week at the wedding? makes for a more enjoyable time . More intimate and lowers the cost.