PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –  It is no secret weddings can be pricey, but to have a wedding in the City of Brotherly Love will really cost you a pretty penny.

The cost of throwing a wedding in Philadelphia comes only second to New York City, says

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The report finds the average cost of a wedding in Philadelphia is over $15,000.

“At $5,009 on average, catering is the biggest expense for weddings in the Philadelphia metro area. Wedding makeup ($225 avg.) was the least expensive service, while Limousine rental in Philadelphia ($635 avg.) was more expensive than in any other city on our list.”

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It is worth noting this report includes services only, excluding items like the venue, dress and rings.

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Last year, wedding planning website The Knot found Philadelphia the seventh most expensive place to wed, with the average celebration costing $44,090.

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