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Planning a wedding without going into debt

Weddings today are very expensive. The average cost of a wedding can run you about $20,000, and if the wedding is in a big city, the cost can double. A lot of young couples aren't running to their parents for help in the cost of the wedding. The couple's are doing it on their own.

The first thing a women thinks about buying is the wedding dress. The dress is the most important item in the wedding, because everyone will be paying attention to the bride as she walks down the isle. If you think the cost of the dress will be too expensive, consider wearing a dress that your mom wore on her wedding day. If wearing a used dress is not what you want to do, consider buying a dress from an outlet store. You may find a brand name dress at a less expensive price.

When preparing for a wedding, you should plan ahead. You never now what situations may pop up. The place you are having the wedding may cancel at the last moment, or the limousine service may charge you more if it starts raining. Planning ahead can help you save time and money.

It can be very tempting to decide on the first quotes offered to you when you're looking for prices for wedding services. The best thing to do is shop around. Shopping for a wedding is like shopping for clothes, if you look around enough, you are bound to find some good deals.

Finding a good photographer can be very expensive, and you may want to spend just the right amount for your wedding pictures. You want your family and friends to remember your wedding day for years to come, and you want your pictures to come out just right. When planning a wedding on a budget, ask your friends or co-workers if they know anyone in the photo business. If all else fails, use the professional photographer to take the pictures at the wedding, and ask one of your friends to take pictures at the reception.

In today's world, it's easy to make wedding invitations from the comfort of your own home. It's much cheaper, and you can personalize them any way you want.

The reception is one of the many parts of a wedding that can cost the most. Instead of inviting the whole neighborhood just because they know you, only invite your family and your closest friends. Cutting the cost of food at the reception is another way of saving money. Instead of ordering an expensive caterer, ask family and friends if they can help out.

In the real world, most weddings aren't some big extravaganza that everybody in the town is talking about. Most weddings are simple, but classy. It's ok to have an expensive wedding if you and your fiancee can afford it, but just remember that you don't want to start your marriage by going into debt because you must have a fairytale wedding. Having a nice wedding is very fulfilling, and a happy marriage is priceless.

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