Average Wedding Costs

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We started out at Lizzie & Isaiah’s $10,000 Windy City Wedding (phew, that’s a mouthful…orange you glad we changed names?)…We’re planning a $10,000 or under wedding (we’re actually aiming for around $5,000). In my quest for understanding how we would accomplish a budget wedding of the epic proportions we have in mind, I came across the average cost of weddings in Aurora and Batavia, IL.

Neither price includes the cost of honeymoon or engagement ring.

Batavia: (Kane County, IL 60542) between $29,067 and $48,445.

Aurora: (IL 60506) between $19,276 and $32,127.

Dear God.

In comparison, I understand $10,000 is a modest budget. However, can you imagine spending a dollar more for one day? It’s one day!

The important part, I’ve found so far, is not to define yourself by your wedding day. After you’ve come to terms that it won’t be your storybook wedding, it’s gonna be kickass. You just have to decide what parts of the day will make it rad for you and your honey. Nothing else matters…Not the “usual” formal etiquette or guest list size, not the usual anything. It’s your day, cater it to a price and style you feel comfortable with.

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