You no doubt know that weddings are a costly undertaking—but the exact price tag is enough to give anyone a case of sticker shock: The average cost of a wedding in America is now $32,641, according to The Knot’s 2015 Real Weddings Study. And that doesn’t even include the honeymoon! That’s about $1,500 more than it was in 2014 and about $5,500 more than it was in 2010.
Granted, $32,641 is just the average. Manhattan was the most expensive place in America to get married last year; nuptials there cost $82,299. In Alaska—the least expensive place to tie the knot in the U.S.—the average cost of a wedding is $17,361.
The Knot—a wedding brand and online marketplace—surveyed nearly 18,000 U.S. brides and grooms who got married in 2015. The survey’s sponsor obviously has a vested interest in the results, but the numbers are still pretty staggering.
Here’s the average price tag on weddings in a few other locations:
New York City (Outer Boroughs): $46,682
Maryland – Baltimore: $36,934
New Mexico: $20,114
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