As wedding planners, we know weddings cost a lot of money and Chicago weddings cost more then most. It’s one of the hardest parts of our job explaining the budget that comes along with a wedding, but we make it our top priority to educate our clients on the costs. Every year, The Knot magazine publishes the “25 Most Expensive Places to Get Married” based off Real Weddings Study. The 2013 average was just released and it is at an all time high with Chicago ranking #4! The national average is $29,858 excluding the honeymoon and Chicago’s average is $48, 449. However, this number is just an average….Take a look and see what the rest of the country looks like!