Getting married always requires saving some money. Tying the knot in Baltimore requires a little bit more cash than the average nuptials.

According to a survey from The Knot, Baltimore is among the 25 most expensive areas in the country to get married. And you can make an argument that it should be in the top 20 since at least five of the top 25 spots are in the New York metro area.

In Baltimore, it costs an average of $35,861 to get married, which is slightly above the national average of $35,329. That’s not even counting the honeymoon.

Maybe there’s a reason why Michael Phelps had three weddings, and none of them were here.

It’s still below other areas like DC, San Francisco, and Boston. The most expensive weddings are in Manhattan, where it costs an average of $78,464. For those seeking a destination wedding around $20,000, may we suggest Arkansas, Utah, or Montana?

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.