How much a wedding costs in your state

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 2
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013


vip0802:  its way off for NY

Post # 3
3668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Those numbers are way low. There are six levels for photography but it only spans $1400 to $2300? That’s a bizarre scale. Same thing for dresses — six levels that span a difference of 600 bucks?

Post # 4
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

the price ranges for photographer (and other categories) seem wayyyy off. i wish that was applicable!

Post # 5
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

It depends on where you are getting married in the state.  For example, it would be way expesive to get married in NYC, but in upstate New York it would be much less.  Same from Illinois (which Chicago being way pricier than other areas)

Post # 6
630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


vip0802:  These numbers are SUPER low for Missouri…I guess it would depend on where in MO you get married…St. Louis CERTAINLY is not that cheap!!

Post # 7
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think the price ranges aren’t nearly large enough. My dress, cake, invitations, and locations were all above the highest price range. My bouquet and photographer were both within the highest price range and they were pretty cheap compared to other vendors in my area. Where the heck did Huffington Post get these numbers from because I obviously did something wrong haha

Post # 8
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Firehall

I’m agreeing with what they have for what I’ve spent on my wedding.

Post # 9
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I agree with other people…this is WAY off.  I was married 4 months ago in MN, and we paid WAY more for almost everything on that list, especially flowers, photography, and the venue.  We had a slightly above average wedding, but nothing too crazy.

Post # 10
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s really hard for me to say – the info thing shows my state as having pretty low spendings.. but they are still more costly than I’ve spent! I would imagine that it would cost much much more for a wedding in say, indianapolis than it is here in the boonies.

Post # 11
6073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

From the receptions I have been to in Utah (weddings are in temples which I cannot attend,  but I’m guessing you don’t need to worry about decor), they are VERY simple.  No meal is served.  Maybe just finger foods, cake and punch.  Minimal decorations, like plastic table cloths and M&Ms on the top and a candle.  One winter reception I went to was hot cocoa, cake and ice cream.  I was dying for a glass of water!  They are in their church’s gymnasium (free) or a rentable space.  Of course I only last about 20 minutes at these kind of receptions.  I never know anyone and there isn’t any dancing or music either.

Also in Utah, they don’t do reception invitations, they do annoucements.  They are loaded with engagement photos (front and back) of the couple, and usually invites you and 500 people to their 2 hour long reception.  Nearly all of the ones I’ve been to were set for 5:00-7:00pm – yet no meal is provided!  You don’t need to RSVP to these receptions either, so I guess that saves on a lot of paper costs.  Things are a little different here in Utah, they have their own standards!  They have the longest receiving lines, because so many people are invited.  Get your piece of cake, eat it and then leave.  These can be put on inexpensively.

Not all weddings are like this, but all of the weddings I’ve been to here in Utah were very similar to this.

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