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

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It was only two years ago that Philly ranked as the country’s tenth most expensive city[1] to get married in, but according to a new round of stats from Thumbtack[2], our standing has (unfortunately) changed—we’re now No. 2 on their list of the priciest places to get hitched[3], 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[4].

PW-philly cost infographic

This falls in line with another recent ranking[5] 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 [6]

RELATED: Pennsylvania Weddings Cost More Than Half the Average Resident’s Annual Income [7]

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Getting married? Start and end your wedding planning journey with Philadelphia Weddings' guide to the best wedding vendors[11] in the city.

Endnotes:
  1. tenth most expensive city: https://www.phillymag.com/philadelphia-wedding/2014/06/16/philadelphia-countrys-tenth-expensive-city-get-married/
  2. Thumbtack: http://www.thumbtack.com
  3. we’re now No. 2 on their list of the priciest places to get hitched: https://www.thumbtack.com/blog/local-wedding-pricing-2016/
  4. here: https://www.thumbtack.com/blog/local-wedding-pricing-2016/
  5. another recent ranking: https://www.phillymag.com/philadelphia-wedding/2016/02/03/philly-ranks-shockingly-low-on-list-of-150-top-cities-to-get-married-in-the-country/
  6. Philly Ranks Shockingly Low On List of 150 Top Cities to Get Married In the Country : https://www.phillymag.com/philadelphia-wedding/2016/02/03/philly-ranks-shockingly-low-on-list-of-150-top-cities-to-get-married-in-the-country/
  7. Pennsylvania Weddings Cost More Than Half the Average Resident’s Annual Income : https://www.phillymag.com/philadelphia-wedding/2014/04/28/pennsylvania-one-handful-states-average-wedding-costs-half-average-residents-annual-income/
  8. Like PW on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philadelphiawedding
  9. Follow PW on Twitter: https://twitter.com/philaWedding
  10. Sign up for the PW newsletter: https://www.phillymag.com/newsletters/
  11. wedding vendors: /wedding-vendors/

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