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Weddings cost more than the down payment on a house

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Weddings in the United States are becoming more expensive, to the point where in 23 cities, getting married costs more than putting a down payment on a home, according to a report by financial technology company SmartAsset.

Syracuse, New York is one of the cities where the average cost of a wedding is higher than the average down payment on a median priced home.


This reality is causing many engaged couples to reconsider their plans and make difficult choices between their dream wedding and financial stability.

In response to the high costs, wedding planners have seen an increase in the length of engagements as couples work to budget for their big day.

The high cost of weddings is causing frustration for some brides and grooms, who view the planning process more as a business proposal than a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.