In California, planning your wedding is not as simple as saying ‘I Do’. Here, the cost of a small luxury car and average California wedding is almost the same, i.e. around $40,000. According to the Real Weddings Study conducted by the knot, the average cost of U.S. wedding is $33,391, but this survey found that the wedding cost in California is way more than national wedding average cost. In Los Angeles, people spend $44,142 while in San Francisco they spend $39,329 on weddings. Read on to learn more about how much does a wedding cost in California!

Wedding average cost in California:

Weddings in California are a bit more expensive than the rest of the country due to the various reasons. There are plenty of locations and far more venues than other states, Moreover, people have the most lavish lifestyle as compared to other areas of the country. The average cost of a wedding in California is $39,000. However, this is an average wedding cost, and this number can be smaller or higher that depends on your personal preferences. Here are the average wedding costs of other cities in California. 

 

City

Average wedding cost

Los Angeles

$44,142

California (Central)

$24,960

California (Orange County)

$36,745

San Diego

$37,599

SF/Bay Area

$39,475

Sacramento

$36,990

Santa Barbara

$47,252

 

Why the average wedding cost in California:

The average cost of a wedding in the California state depends on several factors such as venue, food and beverage, music, bridal dress, flowers, groom suit and more.

Average Wedding cost

 

Officiant Fee

$500

reception venue

$10,500

Ceremony site

$2382

Event planner

$1,500

Florist

$2,000

DJ

$1,200

Bridal Wedding dress

$1,600

Transportation

$800

Wedding cake

$500

Videographer

$1,800

Engagement ring

$5,900

rehearsal dinner

 $1,900

Invitation cards

$590

Makeup Artists

$100

favors

$400

Hairstylist

$110

Groom’s suit

$283

Catering per person

$70

Reception Band

$3,700