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LB Wedding 188 by Laura Hess and Brad Barrish (CC BY-ND)

HERE COMES THE BILL

How much are couples spending on their big day? Nationwide, the average in 2017 was just under $25,800, according to data collected by The Wedding Report. But depending on where you live, you could easily subtract — or add — thousands. Shane McMurray, founder of The Wedding Report, says cost of living in different regions is a major factor in what couples ultimately spend, but their income, savings, and lifestyle also play a big role no matter where they call home.

What follows is a state-by-state rundown of average spending — arranged from least expensive to most — and how much it's changed in five years. We've also included average costs from each state's biggest metro area, since urban couples often (but not always) end up footing a bigger bill.

Mississippi
HedgeFarmEvents/facebook.com

MISSISSIPPI: $15,581


Cost in 2013: $14,800 (5.4 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Jackson: $20,665

Alabama
WindwoodWeddings/facebook.com

ALABAMA: $17,766


Cost in 2013: $16,900 (5.3 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Birmingham: $22,203

Arkansas
angelosgarden/facebook.com

ARKANSAS: $17,935


Cost in 2013: $15,900 (12.6 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Little Rock: $23,500

Kentucky
TalonWineryEvents/facebook.com

KENTUCKY: $18,223


Cost in 2013: $15,900 (14.5 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Louisville: $25,086

West Virginia
RansonHollows/facebook.com

WEST VIRGINIA: $18,468


Cost in 2013: $15,600 (18.6 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Charleston: $17,922

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Gunjax Gets Hitched! - 210 by Kyle Taylor (CC BY)

NEW MEXICO: $18,954


Cost in 2013: $17,300 (9.8 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Albuquerque: $21,830

Tennessee
ruffinsbarn/facebook.com

TENNESSEE: $19,101


Cost in 2013: $18,600 (2.7 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Nashville: $23,419

Nola Wedding
Nola Wedding by Matt Deavenport (CC BY-ND)

LOUISIANA: $19,977


Cost in 2013: $17,900 (11.7 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in New Orleans: $26,849

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SHEBRE_0451 by Brent (CC BY)

IDAHO: $20,724


Cost in 2013: $19,300 (7.3 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Boise: $19,533

South Carolina
southcarolina.lacehouse/facebook.com

SOUTH CAROLINA: $20,846


Cost in 2013: $19,100 (9.4 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Charleston: $27,472

North Carolina
CarolinaCountryWeddings/facebook.com

NORTH CAROLINA: $20,950


Cost in 2013: $19,500 (7.7 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Charlotte: $25,657

Missouri
CreedsTown/facebook.com

MISSOURI: $20,951


Cost in 2013: $19,200 (9.4 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in St. Louis: $25,842

Montana
mymontanawedding/facebook.com

MONTANA: $21,179


Cost in 2013: $18,600 (14 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Billings: $21,728

Oklahoma
BellissimaRanch/facebook.com

OKLAHOMA: $21,475


Cost in 2013: $18,800 (14.4 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Oklahoma City: $25,710

Florida
yourweddingcompany/facebook.com

FLORIDA: $21,842


Cost in 2013: $21,000 (3.8 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Miami: $28,489

Michigan
mywestmichiganwedding/facebook.com

MICHIGAN: $21,850


Cost in 2013: $22,300 (1.8 percent decrease in five years)
Average cost in Detroit: $26,385

Voyeur
Voyeur by Corey Balazowich (CC BY-ND)

OHIO: $22,026


Cost in 2013: $21,400 (2.8 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Cincinnati: $24,782

Indiana
avonweddingbarn/facebook.com

INDIANA: $22,090


Cost in 2013: $21,500 (2.8 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Indianapolis: $27,757

Arizona
EverythingArizonaWeddings/facebook.com

ARIZONA: $22,338


Cost in 2013: $22,500 (0.9 percent decrease in five years)
Average cost in Phoenix: $27,733

Georgia
SpectacularSaturdays/facebook.com

GEORGIA: $22,589


Cost in 2013: $21,800 (3.7 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Atlanta: $26,678

South Dakota
SDWineWeddings/facebook.com

SOUTH DAKOTA: $22,854


Cost in 2013: $19,500 (17.4 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Sioux Falls: $25,725

Nevada
AlwaysForeverWeddingsandReceptionsLasVegas/facebook.com

NEVADA: $23,008


Cost in 2013: $24,000 (4.2 percent decrease in five years)
Average cost in Las Vegas: $29,230

Kansas
RusticTimbersVenue/facebook.com

KANSAS: $23,090


Cost in 2013: $20,200 (14.4 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Wichita: $22,229

Upper Mississippi River - Pikes Peak State Park
Upper Mississippi River - Pikes Peak State Park by I Bird 2 (CC BY-NC)

IOWA: $23,669


Cost in 2013: $20,500 (15.6 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Des Moines: $27,901

Nebraska
chriswolfgang/flickr.com

NEBRASKA: $23,798


Cost in 2013: $20,800 (14.4 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Omaha: $27,422

Beth + Oliver
Beth + Oliver by Bethdotme (CC BY-NC-ND)

WISCONSIN: $24,681


Cost in 2013: $24,300 (1.6 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Milwaukee: $29,896

Texas
BarrMansion/facebook.com

TEXAS: $25,327


Cost in 2013: $21,900 (15.5 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Dallas: $30,173

Oregon
ShepherdsfieldWeddings/facebook.com

OREGON: $26,605


Cost in 2013: $26,200 (1.5 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Portland: $30,256

Illinois
starvedrocklodgeweddings/facebook.com

ILLINOIS: $26,700


Cost in 2013: $25,600 (4.3 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Chicago: $29,846

Maine
RealMaineWeddings/facebook.com

MAINE: $26,780


Cost in 2013: $22,900 (17 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Portland: $31,831

Wyoming
WelchWeddingsAndMarriage/facebook.com

WYOMING: $27,003


Cost in 2013: $23,500 (14.9 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Cheyenne: $26,816

North Dakota
NDPrairieBride/facebook.com

NORTH DAKOTA: $27,494


Cost in 2013: $22,100 (24.4 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Fargo: $23,323

Beautiful views
Beautiful views by Sarah Sampsel (CC BY-ND)

UTAH: $27,953


Cost in 2013: $25,800 (8.5 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Salt Lake City: $28,841

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IMG_9728 by the_petersons (CC BY-NC-ND)

MINNESOTA: $28,132


Cost in 2013: $25,800 (8.9 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Minneapolis: $29,501

LB Wedding 188
LB Wedding 188 by Laura Hess and Brad Barrish (CC BY-ND)

COLORADO: $28,590


Cost in 2013: $27,100 (5.5 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Denver: $30,990

Jenni and Mikes Wedding Pics 423
Jenni and Mikes Wedding Pics 423 by Mike Petrucci (CC BY-SA)

DELAWARE: $28,970


Cost in 2013: $27,100 (7 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Wilmington (included in Philadelphia metro area): $32,953

Pennsylvania
moyoweddings/facebook.com

PENNSYLVANIA: $29,891


Cost in 2013: $25,300 (18.2 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Philadelphia: $32,953

Virginia
Southwest-Virginia-Wedding-Event-Network-VAWE/facebook.com

VIRGINIA: $30,197


Cost in 2013: $27,100 (11.4 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Virginia Beach/Norfolk: $29,756

Washington
wonderstruckeventdesign/facebook.com

WASHINGTON: $30,629


Cost in 2013: $29,200 (4.8 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Seattle: $32,994

Vermont
lovevermontweddings/facebook.com

VERMONT: $31,250


Cost in 2013: $26,600 (17.7 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Burlington: $33,532

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Jonathan and Laura Wedding-7.jpg by Steve (CC BY-SA)

RHODE ISLAND: $32,090


Cost in 2013: $28,300 (13.4 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Providence: $36,267

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Willis-273 copy by Eileen Rivard (CC BY-NC)

CALIFORNIA: $32,770


Cost in 2013: $31,900 (2.8 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Los Angeles: $36,106

Empty Seating
Empty Seating by R.B. Boyer (CC BY-SA)

MARYLAND: $34,503


Cost in 2013: $32,000 (7.8 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Baltimore: $36,341

Wedding in Lincoln, New Hampshire
Wedding in Lincoln, New Hampshire by Trenten Kelley (CC BY-ND)

NEW HAMPSHIRE: $35,300


Cost in 2013: $31,900 (10.7 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Manchester/Nashua: $36,871

Alaska
alaskaweddings/facebook.com

ALASKA: $35,401


Cost in 2013: $34,400 (2.9 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Anchorage: $35,618

New York
CentralParkWedding/facebook.com

NEW YORK: $35,477


Cost in 2013: $30,600 (16 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in New York City: $39,948

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DSC_0064.JPG by Chris Merlo (CC BY-NC-ND)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: $36,459


Cost in 2013: $31,400 (16.2 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Washington/Arlington/Alexandria: $37,257

Massachusetts
mcelroyweddings/facebook.com

MASSACHUSETTS: $36,709


Cost in 2013: $33,000 (11.2 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Boston: $37,682

Connecticut
ctweddinggroup/facebook.com

CONNECTICUT: $36,971


Cost in 2013: $34,100 (8.5 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Hartford: $38,291

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IMG_3871 by Andrew Evans (CC BY-NC-ND)

NEW JERSEY: $38,049


Cost in 2013: $35,000 (8.6 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Newark (included in New York City metro area): $39,948

Hawaii
Hawaiiweddings808/facebook.com

HAWAII: $39,078


Cost in 2013: $37,400 (4.5 percent increase in five years)
Average cost in Honolulu: $40,779