Study: Va. Weddings Cost 20 Percent Less Than D.C. Weddings

By: Jodi Phillips
View Comments
A couple weds in Miami. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A couple weds in Miami. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

According to a new survey from TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, Virginia weddings cost, on average, 20 percent less than D.C. weddings and 8 percent less than Maryland weddings.

The annual Real Weddings Survey compared the cost of seven different wedding requirements across the country from 12,000 weddings in 2012.  The results showed that New York City is the most expensive city to marry, costing on average $76,687.  The cheapest wedding cost comes from Alaska, where the average wedding is $15,504.

But what can local brides expect while planning their wedding? Virginia brides will spend less on their dress, their wedding bouquet, invitations, wedding bands, photographers, venue and wedding cake.  This infographic from HuffingtonPost puts everything in color coded order.

In D.C., a bride will spend on average $1,500 on a dress, $160 on a bouquet, $265 on invitations, $1,450 on wedding rings, $2,100 on a photographer, $4,200 on a venue location and $500 on a cake.

In Maryland, brides will spend about $1,300 on a dress, $150 on a bouquet, $250 on invitations, $1,350 on wedding rings, $1,900 on a photographer, $4,000 on a venue location and $475 on a cake.

In Virginia, brides will spend about $1,200 on a dress, $140 on a bouquet, $240 on invitations, $1,200 on wedding rings, $1,750 on a photographer, $3,700 on a venue location and $400 on a cake.

But in the big cities, a Baltimore, Md. bride will spend about $33,366 on average while a D.C. bride will fork over $33,118.

Follow WPGC on Twitter.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 313 other followers