Philadelphia Is the Country’s Tenth Most Expensive City to Get Married In 

Well, in case you’ve missed all of our recent talk about how much weddings in PA tend to cost—and how that compares with our fellow American states—a few clicks below should catch you up to speed. Because today, we have a new batch of figures out from a study done by the Knot that declares what the 25 most expensive cities are to get married in the country.

Weighing in with a grand average wedding-cost total of $40,350, Philadelphia is number ten. Take a look. 

Source: Real Wedding Study

Source: Real Wedding Study

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  • phillysportsfan

    getting married costs whatever a marriage license and any attendant expenses are. this is average cost of a wedding, based on some very unscientific methods i’m sure.

    but i think the idea of marriage is stupid, let alone spending a bunch of money on a wedding.

    • ncmathsadist

      Wrong. Marriage cements certain legal rights for the protection of both parties. Said agreement is modifiable by a prenup: both parties need to be represented. Marriage is important. It protects you, your children, and your rights if your spouse is rendered non compis by disease or accident. Don’t pooh-pooh this important stuff.

      • phillysportsfan

        look, it’s my opinion, it can’t be “wrong.” and as to your points, if what we call marriage was eliminated, other forms of contracts could be forged that would possibly work better than the antiquated and flawed system we currently have.

        also, a cursory google search reveals the steady decline of marriage rates in the usa, so it seems like a lot of people agree with me in not finding it as important as they used to, or you do.

        • Lovey

          Ah, romance… Your significant other is so lucky. (Both of you above.)

          • ncmathsadist

            I am discussing the legal dimension of the subject, not the romantic dimension. It is well to be reminded that spousal rights can be very important in times of crisis.

  • ncmathsadist

    We did it in Ann Arbor, MI at my parents’ house. Food: celestial. Wine: amazing? cost: about a grand? Marriage duration: nearing 18 years and goin’ strong. Yes, a great bargain.