Average cost of a Baltimore wedding ranks high

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Do you hear wedding bells in your future? It turns out that might just be the sound of your bank account being drained.

According to the wedding website The Knot, Baltimore was the 19th most expensive place to get married in the U.S. in 2014, coming in at a whopping average of $34,409 per wedding.


But don't feel too bad. The Knot's annual Real Weddings Study also found that the average cost of weddings -- $31,213 -- is up nationwide. And at least you don't live in Manhattan, which ranked most expensive with an average price of $76,328. And our neighbors in suburban D.C. are 12th priciest (another item to add to this list, perhaps?).

The study examined all sorts of trends, from average length of engagement time to who actually pays for the wedding. (Parents of the groom, you're in luck -- apparently you only contribute about 12 percent of the total cost.)


It also found that 24 percent of couples have a destination wedding. Perhaps they're all going to Utah, the least expensive place to get married in 2014 (an average of $15,257).

Check out our photo gallery above to see how Baltimore ranks in price breakdown.

We hover around the average in most categories, but apparently we don't mess around when it comes to bling. Baltimoreans spend an average of $7,139 on an engagement ring, compared with $5,855 nationwide.

Perfect news for National Proposal Day, which apparently is a thing that happens on Friday.