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Top 25 Most Expensive Places to Get Married

By: 
Megan McCarty

Behold the top 25 most expensive cities compiled by XO Group Inc. through a comprehensive survey of nearly 13,000 U.S.-based brides and grooms married
in 2013 to become Mr. and Mrs. Not a single "Minneapolis" or "St. Paul" in the list. Whew! 

1. New York City (Manhattan): $86,916
2. Long Island: $57,343
3. North/Central New Jersey: $51,287
4. Chicago: $48,449
5. NYC Outer Boroughs: $47,121
6. Santa Barbara/Ventura, CA: $44,214
7. Rhode Island: $42,469
8. Westchester/Hudson Valley, NY: $42,444
9. Connecticut: $41,745
10. Philadelphia: $40,350
11. Los Angeles: $38,735
12. South New Jersey: $38,620
13. Washington, D.C./Norhtwen Virginia/suburban Maryland: $37,487
14. Southern Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas): $37,210
15. Boston: $35,512
16. Houston: $35,475
17. Louisiana: $35,008
18. Lehigh Valley/Poconos, PA: $34,488
19. San Francisco: $33,836
20. Orange County/Inland Empire, CA: $32,021
21. Baltimore: $31,964
22. Chicago suburbs, IL: $31,489
23. Detroit: $31,044
24. San Diego: $30,885
25. Maine: $29,854