New Rankings: Philly is the Second Most Expensive City to Throw a Wedding In


It was only two years ago that Philly ranked as the country’s tenth most expensive city to get married in, but according to a new round of stats from Thumbtack, our standing has (unfortunately) changed—we’re now No. 2 on their list of the priciest places to get hitched, based on the costs of 12 wedding must-haves.

With wedding spending up 20 percent from 2015 to 2016, Philly couples can expect to spend an average of $15,434 on wedding essentials alone—that includes catering, photography, music and flowers. Take a look at the individual vendor breakdown below and see how we compare to other cities here.

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This falls in line with another recent ranking of our lovely town as number 123 on a list of 150 of the best cities to get married—primarily due to the high cost of getting hitched here.

RELATED: Philly Ranks Shockingly Low On List of 150 Top Cities to Get Married In the Country 

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