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We all know that weddings can be very expensive, but you won’t believe what the average wedding costs in Florida.

So, you’re thinking about tying the knot, huh? Congratulations! But before you get TOO excited, heads up – weddings are VERY expensive.

I’m not just talking about a few thousand dollars here and there, I’m talking about the kind of money that would make for a great down payment on a house, a brand new car or even a small island in the Caribbean. Okay, maybe not the last one, but you get the point. I’m always surprised when I hear just how much people spend on their weddings. But it IS your special day, so I understand wanting to go all out.

Thinking about the costs that come with a wedding, of course you need a venue. Then you need catering, flowers, decorations, a DJ and a photographer. Of course, after all that you want to take off on a honeymoon too right? It’s already getting expensive and that’s not even everything!

The Knot is a popular wedding website and just released their 2022 Real Wedding Study. In it, it determines the average cost of weddings in each state. Last year in Florida, the average wedding cost $30,000. And that $30,000 only includes the cost of the ceremony and the reception! Those that have traveled down to Florida may have paid more, as the average cost of a destination wedding in the US is $36,400.

Average Costs of Wedding Vendors:

  • Reception Venue


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  • Photographer


    Civil Wedding Of Prince Felix Of Luxembourg & Claire Lademacher

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  • Wedding Planner


    Michaels Weddings & David Tutera Royal Wedding Watch Party

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  • Live Band


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  • DJ


    Steve Ward Of VH1's "Tough Love" Officiates A Wedding For 11 Couples

    (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for IHG)

  • Florist


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  • Videographer


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  • Wedding Dress


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  • Wedding Cake


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    (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

  • Catering


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  • Limo/Transportation


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  • Wedding Favors


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  • Rehearsal Dinner


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    (Photo by Romain Maurice/Getty Images for Haute Living)



  • Engagement Ring


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    (Photo by John Sibley – WPA/Getty Images)

  • Wedding Invitations


    Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Preparations

    (Photo by Victoria Jones – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

  • Hairstylist


    Chris Judd & Rebecca Twigley Wed In Melbourne

    (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Makeup Artist


    Destiny's Child On Tour "Destiny Fulfilled..And Lovin It" - Backstage

    (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images).

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