The words “We’re engaged” are almost immediately followed by another two words: sticker shock. That’s why we were psyched to see this survey from Value Penguin that breaks down the average cost of a wedding in every single state—including regional breakdowns—based on a head count of 140 guests. (One caveat—there wasn’t enough data for Delaware, Kansas and Montana.) Some of these numbers are scary, but wedding knowledge is power. (And just might inspire you to DIY those favors after all.)

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Alabama
Average Cost Per Guest: $137
Average Wedding Cost: $19,203

Alaska
Average Cost Per Guest: $193
Average Wedding Cost: $26,962

Arizona
Average Cost Per Guest: $217
Average Wedding Cost: $30,359

Arkansas
Average Cost Per Guest: $133
Average Wedding Cost: $18,596

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California
Central
Average Cost Per Guest: $178
Average Wedding Cost: $24,960

L.A.
Average Cost Per Guest: $264
Average Wedding Cost: $36,890

Orange County
Average Cost Per Guest: $262
Average Wedding Cost: $36,745

Sacramento
Average Cost Per Guest: $264
Average Wedding Cost: $36,990

San Diego
Average Cost Per Guest: $269
Average Wedding Cost: $37,599

Santa Barbara
Average Cost Per Guest: $338
Average Wedding Cost: $47,252

San Francisco/Bay Area
Average Cost Per Guest: $282
Average Wedding Cost: $39,475

Colorado
Average Cost Per Guest: $225
Average Wedding Cost: $31,435

Connecticut
Average Cost Per Guest: $314
Average Wedding Cost: $43,942

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Florida
Central
Average Cost Per Guest: $271
Average Wedding Cost: $37,898

Northern
Average Cost Per Guest: $255
Average Wedding Cost: $35,638

Southern
Average Cost Per Guest: $365
Average Wedding Cost: $51,073

West Coast
Average Cost Per Guest: $300
Average Wedding Cost: $42,038

Georgia
Atlanta
Average Cost Per Guest: $205
Average Wedding Cost: $28,659

Savannah
Average Cost Per Guest: $253
Average Wedding Cost: $35,480

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Hawaii
Average Cost Per Guest: $312
Average Wedding Cost: $43,739

Idaho
Average Cost Per Guest: $109
Average Wedding Cost: $15,286

Illinois
Central
Average Cost Per Guest: $138
Average Wedding Cost: $19,251

Chicago Suburbs
Average Cost Per Guest: $199
Average Wedding Cost: $27,902

Chicago
Average Cost Per Guest: $351
Average Wedding Cost: $49,151

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Indiana
Average Cost Per Guest: $137
Average Wedding Cost: $19,129

Iowa
Average Cost Per Guest: $97
Average Wedding Cost: $13,637

Kentucky
Average Cost Per Guest: $124
Average Wedding Cost: $17,357

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Louisiana
Average Cost Per Guest: $206
Average Wedding Cost: $28,830

Maine
Average Cost Per Guest: $262
Average Wedding Cost: $36,663

Maryland
Average Cost Per Guest: $252
Average Wedding Cost: $35,236

Massachusetts
Average Cost Per Guest: $280
Average Wedding Cost: $39,127

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Michigan
Detroit
Average Cost Per Guest: $185
Average Wedding Cost: $25,870

Lansing/Grand Rapids
Average Cost Per Guest: $145
Average Wedding Cost: $20,290

Minnesota
Average Cost Per Guest: $136
Average Wedding Cost: $19,084

Mississippi
Average Cost Per Guest: $91
Average Wedding Cost: $12,769

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Missouri
Kansas City
Average Cost Per Guest: $142
Average Wedding Cost: $19,829

St. Louis
Average Cost Per Guest: $136
Average Wedding Cost: $19,082

Nebraska
Average Cost Per Guest: $103
Average Wedding Cost: $14,388

Nevada
Average Cost Per Guest: $296
Average Wedding Cost: $41,502

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New Hampshire
Average Cost Per Guest: $241
Average Wedding Cost: $33,780

New Jersey
North and Central
Average Cost Per Guest: $342
Average Wedding Cost: $47,868

South
Average Cost Per Guest: $295
Average Wedding Cost: $41,273

New Mexico
Average Cost Per Guest: $132
Average Wedding Cost: $18,479

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New York
Long Island
Average Cost Per Guest: $354
Average Wedding Cost: $49,556

Manhattan
Average Cost Per Guest: $630
Average Wedding Cost: $88,176

Outer Boroughs
Average Cost Per Guest: $349
Average Wedding Cost: $48,866

Westchester
Average Cost Per Guest: $326
Average Wedding Cost: $45,709

Western/Central
Average Cost Per Guest: $195
Average Wedding Cost: $27,302

North Carolina
Average Cost Per Guest: $199
Average Wedding Cost: $27,808

North Dakota
Average Cost Per Guest: $103
Average Wedding Cost: $14,437

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Ohio
Cincinnati
Average Cost Per Guest: $145
Average Wedding Cost: $20,311

Cleveland
Average Cost Per Guest: $156
Average Wedding Cost: $21,782

Columbus
Average Cost Per Guest: $153
Average Wedding Cost: $21,466

Toledo
Average Cost Per Guest: $112
Average Wedding Cost: $15,734

Oklahoma
Average Cost Per Guest: $118
Average Wedding Cost: $16,497

Oregon
Average Cost Per Guest: $185
Average Wedding Cost: $25,956

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Pennsylvania
Central
Average Cost Per Guest: $178
Average Wedding Cost: $24,966

Lehigh Valley/Poconos
Average Cost Per Guest: $267
Average Wedding Cost: $37,429

Philadelphia
Average Cost Per Guest: $288
Average Wedding Cost: $40,350

Pittsburgh
Average Cost Per Guest: $200
Average Wedding Cost: $27,975

Rhode Island
Average Cost Per Guest: $327
Average Wedding Cost: $45,736

South Carolina
Average Cost Per Guest: $219
Average Wedding Cost: $30,611

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South Dakota
Average Cost Per Guest: $103
Average Wedding Cost: $14,437

Tennessee
Average Cost Per Guest: $159
Average Wedding Cost: $22,274

Texas
Austin/San Antonio
Average Cost Per Guest: $198
Average Wedding Cost: $27,743

Dallas
Average Cost Per Guest: $206
Average Wedding Cost: $28,810

Houston
Average Cost Per Guest: $223
Average Wedding Cost: $31,236

West Texas
Average Cost Per Guest: $99
Average Wedding Cost: $13,904

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Utah
Average Cost Per Guest: $95
Average Wedding Cost: $13,301

Vermont
Average Cost Per Guest: $254
Average Wedding Cost: $35,493

Virginia
Average Cost Per Guest: $204
Average Wedding Cost: $28,542

Washington
Average Cost Per Guest: $195
Average Wedding Cost: $27,293

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Washington, D.C.
Average Cost Per Guest: $320
Average Wedding Cost: $44,856

West Virginia
Average Cost Per Guest: $140
Average Wedding Cost: $19,554

Wisconsin
Average Cost Per Guest: $139
Average Wedding Cost: $19,483

Wyoming
Average Cost Per Guest: $142
Average Wedding Cost: $19,813

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