Planning a wedding? If you want to keep up with the Joneses, be prepared to shell out more than half of what you make a year.
The average wedding in Pennsylvania now costs close to $27,000. And the average household income in Pennsylvania in 2012, the last year for which statistics are available, was $51,230, the Census Bureau says.
Pennsylvanians are spending not just a lot on weddings, but a huge percentage of their annual salaries.
Pennsylvania isn't alone in this. Other states where a wedding is more than half an annual salary, according to the Huffington Post, are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Rhode Island.