The Cost of Weddings in the United States

Las Vegas Wedding at Chapel of the Flowers

If you liked it then you shoulda’ put a ring on it. And after the diamond ring, be sure you have plenty of greenbacks saved up to pay for the wedding. The once simple affair that involved a reception with cake and punch in the recreation¬†hall at church following the ceremony has evolved to an event of epic proportions, where money is seemingly no object. ¬†According to The Knot, guest counts have shrunk but the cost of weddings in the United States has steadily risen in recent years, reaching a peak in 2014. Topping the list of most expensive areas to wed: East Coast and West Coast cities, not surprisingly.