Weddings are so expensive in New York state, but if the sparks are flying and you’re ready to take that leap, you should!

And if you choose to get married this week, you can get a steal of a deal for a wedding you will never forget. 

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Some people get married in a church, in their backyard, at a fancy concert hall, or in a botanical garden, yet the costs of these weddings can add up rather quickly. 

On Average, How Expensive Is A Wedding?

According to the official Guide To Albany’s Capital Region, a wedding in upstate New York can cost, on average, anywhere between $25,000 - $35,000. 

That’s close to what I make in a year….wow. Talk about expensive. 

You don’t have to worry about diving into your savings for this one-of-a-kind wedding! 

This Is The Most Affordable Wedding In Western New York

An officiant is planning to be out by the Horseshoe Falls all day on Tuesday, July 4. 

Starting at 9 AM, the officiant will be marrying couples as long as they have $75 and a New York state marriage license. Every wedding will get at least 30 minutes for their ceremony so there will be some time for cute wedding photos by the Falls. 

Why Is This Happening?

Well, you know what the say about really good kisses? Some people call it “fireworks” … haha!

Actually, the reason this may be happening is because it’s a rather popular day to get married. The 4th of July weekend usually allows another day to recover from the big celebrations, so many people (over 108,000 couples) will be getting married this weekend across the country


So it’s really cool that an officiant is planning to dedicate his Independence Day to love. 

Here is when the officiant will be at Horseshoe Falls: 

Tue, Jul 4, 9 AM – 9 PM

Niagara Falls State Park

332 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY

You can see the full event page here.  

Who Is The Officiant?

Chris Cuccia is the wedding officiant for the day, and you can contact him through Facebook here 

If you are planning to get married over the holiday weekend, we are wishing you a long and happy marriage! 🙂

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