Average cost of a wedding in Chicago with 50 to 100 guests is between $41,993 and $51,325

Wedding Cost Summary

How much does it cost for a wedding in Chicago with 50 to 100 guests? The type of wedding is Elegant, Modern, Romantic. The wedding color theme is Champagne. The typical wedding cost for a wedding of this type is between $41,993 and $51,325.

Lives in: Chicago IL
Season: Summer Wedding
Getting married in: Chicago
How many guests: This estimate is based on having 75 guests with a range of 50 to 100 guests. Adding a single guest will likely add $560 - $684 to the total amount spent.
Words that describe this wedding: Elegant, Modern, Romantic
Primary color theme: Champagne

Wedding Cost by Category

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Category > Item Estimated Cost % of Total
Attire & Accessories $3,457 - $4,225 8.2%
Dress Accessories $348 - $426 0.8%
Tuxedo/suit/other Accessories $142 - $174 0.3%
Tuxedo/suit/other Rent/purchase $456 - $558 1.1%
Wedding Dress $2,510 - $3,068 6.0%
Bakery $247 - $301 0.6%
Wedding Cake/dessert $247 - $301 0.6%
Beauty & Spa $238 - $290 0.6%
Hair Service $98 - $120 0.2%
Makeup Service $84 - $102 0.2%
Manicure & Pedicure $56 - $68 0.1%
Entertainment $4,500 - $5,500 10.7%
Entertainment lighting $570 - $696 1.4%
Live Band $3,930 - $4,804 9.4%
Event Venue $10,181 - $12,443 24.2%
Wedding Venue Bar Service $1,341 - $1,639 3.2%
Wedding Venue Food Service $2,603 - $3,181 6.2%
Wedding Venue Location $5,387 - $6,585 12.8%
Wedding Venue Rentals $850 - $1,038 2.0%
Flowers & Decorations $2,120 - $2,591 5.0%
Bouquets $590 - $721 1.4%
Wedding Venue Accessories $171 - $209 0.4%
Wedding Venue Decorations $815 - $997 1.9%
Wedding Venue Flowers & Arrangements $318 - $388 0.8%
Wedding Venue Table Centerpieces $226 - $276 0.5%
Gifts & Favors $203 - $249 0.5%
Tips (for all services) $203 - $249 0.5%
Invitations $339 - $415 0.8%
Guest Book $31 - $37 0.1%
Invitations & Reply Cards $100 - $122 0.2%
Postage $31 - $37 0.1%
Reception Menus $77 - $94 0.2%
Table Name and Escort/place Cards $50 - $62 0.1%
Thank You Cards $51 - $63 0.1%
Jewelry $6,813 - $8,327 16.2%
Engagement Ring $4,997 - $6,107 11.9%
Wedding ring/band for HER $1,134 - $1,386 2.7%
Wedding ring/band for HIM $682 - $834 1.6%
Officiant $244 - $298 0.6%
Officiant $244 - $298 0.6%
Other Events $941 - $1,150 2.2%
Rehearsal Dinner $941 - $1,150 2.2%
Photography & Video $3,601 - $4,401 8.6%
Digital or Photo cd/dvd $255 - $311 0.6%
Engagement Session $322 - $394 0.8%
Prints and/or Enlargements $267 - $327 0.6%
Wedding Photographer $2,757 - $3,369 6.6%
Planner/Coordinator $8,755 - $10,701 20.8%
Hourly Services $2,755 - $3,367 6.6%
Wedding Coordinator $2,201 - $2,690 5.2%
Wedding Planner $3,800 - $4,644 9.0%
Transportation $356 - $435 0.8%
Other Transportation $356 - $435 0.8%
Estimated Total Cost: $41,993 - $51,325 100%

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Attire & Accessories
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Photography & Video
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Planner/Coordinator
Belissima Events

Chicago IL

Weddings can be overwhelming. There can be so much to do and so little time. At Belissima Events, our goal is to provide you a smooth process and make your wedding stress free and more enjoyable. We take care of all the planning details for you, like selecting reliable vendors, creating the budget, and custom timelines so you can focus on enjoying your special day! Here, we create and celebrate moments that matter for our couples and clients.

Jewelry
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We're a family-owned and operated business that has proudly manufactured custom rings in our Utah workshop for over 20 years. Our passion is collaborating with you to design a ring that is perfect for your love story - down to every last detail. Customize his band online using our Ring Designer or browse our Bridal Collection to find her dream wedding band.

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NOTE: The average cost of a wedding in Chicago is based on the answers to your questions and spending of other couples getting married, not vendor prices. This typically includes purchases of both new and used items. This typically includes purchases of services from professionals, someone that simply provides the service, or a hired family member or friend. Every wedding is different, and the amount couples spend can vary widely.


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