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. 



Average wedding cost

Los Angeles


California (Central)


California (Orange County)


San Diego


SF/Bay Area




Santa Barbara



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


reception venue


Ceremony site


Event planner






Bridal Wedding dress




Wedding cake




Engagement ring


rehearsal dinner


Invitation cards


Makeup Artists






Groom’s suit


Catering per person


Reception Band