Per national average, the typical wedding cost in the U.S. is over $35,000! Even if you have that money sitting in the bank right now, that’s a huge chunk of change to spend on one day. Sure, it’s the best day of your life, but if you can have an amazing wedding and still save money, shouldn’t you? That number includes averaging out the most expensive places to wed (Manhattan, at over $78,000) with the least expensive. In the interest of frugality, here are 8 of the most affordable states to get married, and why you might consider them.
1. Arkansas: Average Cost $19,522
There’s a pretty good chance you’ve never been there, but Arkansas has some pretty nice wedding venues — and they’ll cost you less. From rustic barns to a luxurious bed and breakfast, this state boasts ample choices.