The average cost of a wedding in every state

ALASKA: $34,298

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Mary Anne Feeney and Jonathan Brady a few hours before their wedding ceremony in Anchorage, Alaska.

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In 2018, there were 5,373 weddings in Alaska.

ARIZONA: $21,605

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A couple poses for wedding photographs in the Sonoran desert’s Superstition Mountains at the Lost Dutchman State Park in Arizona.

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There were 40,555 weddings in Arizona in 2018.

ARKANSAS: $17,433

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American Airman James Smith, from Little Rock, Arkansas, and his bride, 23-year-old Shirley Ann Rix of Norwich, England — one of the first interracial couples.

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There were 31,063 weddings in Arkansas in 2018.


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Jayne Mansfield receives a kiss from her groom Mickey Hargitay following their wedding ceremony in Palos Verdes, California, in 1958.

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 California had 247,016 weddings in 2018.

COLORADO: $27,646

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Kevin Costner married his girlfriend of five years, Christine Baumgartner, at their Aspen, Colorado, ranch on September 25, 2004.

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As many as 73,680 Coloradans were married in 36,840 weddings in 2018.


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A wedding party in front of Trinity Parish Church in Connecticut.

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In 2018, Connecticut had 18,561 weddings.

DELAWARE: $28,067

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Neperthey Velasco puts a wedding ring on John Roehsler at their wedding in Wilmington, Delaware.

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There were 5,711 weddings in 2018 that took place in Delaware.


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A wedding party from Springfield, Virginia, gathers for photos on the West Front of the Capitol.

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As many as 2,182 weddings took place in Washington, DC, in 2018.

FLORIDA: $20,933

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Alexis Preston poses before her wedding ceremony at the Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World Resort on May 10, 2018, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

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There were 169,578 Floridian weddings in 2018.

GEORGIA: $21,666

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Country music fans and real-life couple Lisa Taylor and Jerry Drozdiel tie the knot in an unconventional backyard wedding in Atlanta.

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As many as 59,902 couples were married in Georgia in 2018.

HAWAII: $37,827

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A bride heading to the altar during a summertime wedding at Waimanalo Beach in Oahu.

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As many as 22,857 couples were married in Hawaiian paradise in 2018.

IDAHO: $19,925

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Chrissy Popadics’ bridesmaids help her into her wedding dress in Boise, Idaho.

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In Idaho, 13,433 couples were married in 2018.

ILLINOIS: $25,918

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A newlywed couple and their friends attend a protest outside the Trump Tower in Chicago, Illinois.

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There were 71,439 weddings in Illinois in 2018.

INDIANA: $21,004

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American journalist Richard K. Shull sits with his wife, architect Avriel Shull, at a bar during their wedding reception in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1951.

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As many as 45,489 couples got married in Indiana in 2018.

IOWA: $23,426

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Amy Klein-Matheny and her wife Jennifer are married in the Polk County Administration Building in Des Moines, Iowa.

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In 2018, 19,508 weddings took place in Iowa.

KANSAS: $22,407

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A simple wedding ring.

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2018 saw wedding bliss for 17,467 couples in Kansas.

KENTUCKY: $17,607

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A traditional Cherokee Native American wedding ceremony conducted at Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky.

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As many as 32,065 Kentucky couples got married in 2018.

LOUISIANA: $19,681

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Newlywed Kaila Hager walks from her wedding ceremony to a bar in the French Quarter in New Orleans.


As many as 32,384 couples said “I Do” in Louisiana in 2018.

MAINE: $26,211

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Jason Parent, a floral designer at Harmon’s & Barton’s flower shop, makes boutonnieres and bouquets for an upcoming wedding in Portland.

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In Maine, 9,706 partners made it official in 2018.

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