Philadelphia Is the 8th Most Expensive Place to Get Married in the U.S.

Here's the average of a wedding in Philly.

Philadelphia Is the 8th Most Expensive Place to Get Married in the U.S.

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Well, if you gasped when you heard that the average wedding these days costs upwards of $27,000, then prepare to shriek: Apparently, that number in Philadelphia is actually $38,369!

ABC News reports that a recent study done by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com declares Philly, actually, to be the eighth most expensive place to get married in the country. (New York is numero uno.) Does that surprise me? No, not necessarily. Does it surprise me that it beats out, say, LA? Yes, definitely. And even Miami, where stuff gets a little flashy.

Actually, the study also notes that that $27K-average cost has also risen to $28,427 (honeymoon is extra, of course), which is the highest it’s been since 2008. And while that might not make the check-writers happy, that is, of course, generally good news. It means that both the economy is doing better and people are feeling more comfortable with their wallets. But if that scares you, consider a wedding in Anchorage: the average Alaskan wedding comes in at a mere $15,504.

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