The 10 best places to get married if you don’t want to spend a lot of money

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The average American wedding costs $35,329 — but there are affordable alternatives.
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The average American wedding costs $35,329 – the highest it’s ever been.

That’s according to new data from wedding planning site The Knot, which conducted its tenth annual Real Weddings Study to uncover how much brides and grooms across the country are paying to get hitched.

For the study, The Knot surveyed over 13,000 men and women who said “I do” in 2016 to determine the average cost of weddings in America, including everything from the price of the dress to the venue to the cake.

But not every wedding has to cost an arm and a leg. Below, Business Insider highlighted the 10 most affordable places to get married. If you want to tie the knot without landing yourself in debt, check it out:


10. Oklahoma — $23,302

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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9. Nevada — $23,239

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Reno, Nevada.
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8. Iowa — $23,098

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Ames, Iowa.
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7. Tucson, Arizona — $22,175

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Saguaro National Park near Tucson, Arizona.
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6. Idaho — $22,098

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Swan Valley, Idaho.
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5. Oregon — $21,854

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Portland, Oregon.
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4. West Texas — $21,688

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El Paso, Texas.
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3. Montana — $20,794

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Bozeman, Montana.
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2. Utah — $20,337

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Salt Lake City, Utah.
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1. Arkansas — $19,522

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Hamilton Lake, Arkansas.
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