MKE ranked in most expensive wedding cities

Posted at 12:45 PM, Feb 23, 2016
Thinking about getting married? According to a recent study, Milwaukee is one of the most expensive cities to get married in.
According to, Milwaukee is ranked 16th in the top 25 cities for expensive weddings. 
They found that the average cost of a wedding in Milwaukee is $12,197. Chicago came in just above Milwaukee in 15th with an average total cost of $12,449.
The data is based on 12 essential services (excluding the venue, dress and rings) for a wedding with 100 guests or less. See average data for Milwaukee in the photo above.
The study showed that day-of wedding coordination in Milwaukee ($1,223 average) is more expensive than in other cities that ranked higher overall, including Los Angeles and Chicago.  Wedding makeup ($165 average) was the least expensive service.
Here are the top 25 most expensive places you can throw a wedding in 2016:
  1. New York, NY
  2. Philadelphia, PA
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Baltimore, MD
  5. Providence, RI
  6. San Francisco, CA
  7. San Jose, CA
  8. Cleveland, OH
  9. Washington, D.C.
  10. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  11. New Orleans, LA
  12. Boston, MA
  13. Miami, FL
  14. Los Angeles, CA
  15. Chicago, IL
  16. Milwaukee, WI
  17. Seattle, WA
  18. Detroit, MI
  19. Memphis, TN
  20. Portland, OR
  21. Columbus, OH
  22. Austin, TX
  23. Rochester, NY
  24. Charleston, SC
  25. Sacramento, CA