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How To Avoid Going In Debt For Your Wedding

If you are planning a wedding, you are probably well aware of this statistic:  the average wedding costs over $25,000.  You think to yourself, “How do people afford that? I have nowhere near that much saved!”  Well, the average couple probably doesn’t either. Many couples go into debt in order to have their fairytale wedding; but you can have a fantastic, memorable, and unique day while staying within your predetermined budget.  But how? Say you are going to have that $25,000 wedding: according to the WeddingReport, couples today pay about 58 percent of the total cost, or, for our example, $14,500.  The bride’s parents pay an average of 21 percent, or $5250, while the groom’s parents pay an average of 14 percent, or $3500. 

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20 Great Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

Everyone’s in the same boat during hard economic times. If you’re planning a wedding, no doubt you are looking for ways to save money. There are many ways to cut costs that will not impact the beauty of your day. Look for some ways in addition to these to save even more money and you’ll come out with money left to spare. 1.      Go with silk flowers. 2.      Go without wedding favors. 3.      Choose a less expensive cake or go with cupcakes. 4.      Cut the guest list down. 5.      Forego the expensive invitations and make them yourself. 6.      Borrow items. 7.      Go for a vintage wedding dress. 8.      Skip the rehearsal dinner. 9.      Make it a morning wedding and have a brunch. 10. 

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