Houston Makes List Of 25 Most Expensive Places in the U.S. to Get Married

According to The Knot 2018 Real Weddings Study, a survey of 14,000 brides and grooms, the average American wedding costs $33,931.

However, the most expensive locale for a wedding, New York City, costs a whopping $96,910 on average, up from $76,944 in 2017!

Wedding prices are higher than ever, and often they come close to or exceed average annual salaries.

Here are the most expensive places to get married in America, along with the average household income of each location.

25. Houston/East Texas costs $35,334

Average household income in Houston: $92,532

24. South Carolina costs $35,942

Average household income in South Carolina: $48,781

23. Chicago suburbs in Illinois costs $36,250

Average household income in Chicago: $95,010

22. Hawaii costs $37,338

Average household income in Hawaii: $95,569

21. Orange County/Inland Empire, California costs $37,760

Average household income in Los Angeles: $99,303

20. Baltimore, Maryland costs $39,167

Average household income in Baltimore: $101,124

19. California's Palm Springs/Desert Communities costs $39,504

Average household income in Palm Springs: $62,239

18. A wedding in Washington DC/Northern Virginia/suburban Maryland costs $39,801

Average household income in Washington DC: $128,402

17. New Orleans, Louisiana costs $40,753

Average household income in New Orleans: $48,781

16. San Francisco and the Bay Area, California costs $41,341

Average household income in San Francisco: $140,720

15. South Florida costs $42,596

Average household income in Miami: $81,633

14. Los Angeles, California costs $42,638

Average household income in Los Angeles: $99,303

13. Connecticut costs $42,853

Average household income in Connecticut: $105,998

12. Boston, Massachusetts costs $44,557

Average household income in Boston: $116,561

11. Santa Barbara/Ventura, California costs $45,991

Average household income in Santa Barbara: $97,025

10. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the nearby Delaware area costs $46,640

Average household income in Philadelphia: $95,595

9. South New Jersey costs $47,148

Average household income in Burlington County:$104,955

8. New York City's outer boroughs costs $56,967

Average household income in New York: $110,849

7. Westchester/Hudson Valley, New York costs $57,678

Average household income in Westchester County:$143,304

6. North and Central New Jersey costs $58,107

Average household income in Middlesex County:$104,526

5. Cape Cod, Massachusetts costs $58,425

Average household income in Cape Cod: $111,641

4. Rhode Island costs $59,201

Average household income in Rhode Island: $98,954

3. Chicago, Illinois, costs $60,294

Average household income in Chicago: $95,010

2. Long Island, New York costs $66,409

Average household income in Suffolk County: $118,116

1. Manhattan, New York costs $96,910

Average household income in New York: $110,849

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