TAMPA (FOX) - Most weddings are a once-in-a lifetime experience. But a new study shows they also come at a 'I only want to pay this once' price.
The cost of saying 'I do' is the most expensive ever, according to The Knot, which says the average wedding costs more than $35,000. The wedding website just released its 10th annual report, based on a survey of nearly 13,000 U.S. brides and grooms who exchanged vows in 2016
While fewer people are being invited to weddings, amenities like photo booths, food trucks, and live portrait artists are driving up the average cost per guest to $245.
The most expensive part of the wedding? The venue, averaging $16,000.
However there are ways to offset these costs, like setting the date for a weekday, something that is becoming more and more popular.
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Top 2016 Wedding Statistics
Top 25 Most Expensive Places to Get Married
Based on average cost of a wedding in 2016, couples spend the most on their weddings in the following areas in the US. Four of the five most expensive places to get married are in the New York/Tri-State area.
Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Get Married
Based on average cost of a wedding in 2016, couples spend the least on their weddings in the following areas in the US.
Statistics courtesy The Knot: https://www.theknot.com/content/average-wedding-cost-2016