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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

    $11,200

    Breakers Hotel

    (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Photographer

    $2,600

    Civil Wedding Of Prince Felix Of Luxembourg & Claire Lademacher

    (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

  • Wedding Planner

    $1,900

    Michaels Weddings & David Tutera Royal Wedding Watch Party

    NEW YORK, NY – MAY 19: Wedding planner David Tutera (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Michaels)

  • Live Band

    $3,900

    The Grand Re-Opening Of Preservation Hall

    (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

  • DJ

    $1,500

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

    (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for IHG)

  • Florist

    $2,400

    Monaco Royal Wedding - Cortege

    (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

     

     

  • Videographer

    $2,100

    Frigidly Cold Weather Continues To Chill New York City

    (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • Wedding Dress

    $1,900

    Amsale Fall 2020

    (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Amsale )

  • Wedding Cake

    $510

    MTV TRL Valentine's Day Wedding

    (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

  • Catering

    $75/person

    Shangri-La Hotel Opens In The Shard

    (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Limo/Transportation

    $980

    Afghan Limousine Service Takes Off

    (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

  • Wedding Favors

    $440

    Japanese Consumers Enjoy The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

    (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

  • Rehearsal Dinner

    $2,400

    Haute Living's Cover Celebration With Megan Kaspar During The North American Bitcoin Conference

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

     

     

  • Engagement Ring

    $5,800

    Prince Harry Marries Ms. Meghan Markle - Procession

    (Photo by John Sibley – WPA/Getty Images)

  • Wedding Invitations

    $510

    Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Preparations

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

  • Hairstylist

    $130

    Chris Judd & Rebecca Twigley Wed In Melbourne

    (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Makeup Artist

    $120

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

    (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images).

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