7 Ways to Save $25,000 on Your Wedding

Photo by: Serge Bielanko
Invitations
We got married one October afternoon after we went up and paid about $50 for a marriage license and maybe a $100 for a judge to officiate. We didn't invite anyone ... more 
Photo by: Serge Bielanko
Invitations
We got married one October afternoon after we went up and paid about $50 for a marriage license and maybe a $100 for a judge to officiate. We didn't invite anyone really. Monica, my fiance for the afternoon was invited. And I was invited. But we didn't need invitations. According to The Knot, people spend about $350 on wedding invitations. Not us, though.
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Tue, Sep 24, 2013 11:32 AM EDT

Earlier this year CNN ran a story about how the average cost of an American wedding in 2012 was $28,400. I know. You still upright? If so, I'm glad. If you're flat on your back, hysterical with laughter or just plain passed out from shock, I totally understand. Listen up, I get that a couple's wedding day is a day unlike any other (until their next wedding day! Hahahaha! Just kidding, lovebirds). But why do so many people think that the only way to do it is to do it 'big budget? What I don't get is how so many intelligent folks are so sucked up into the vacuum of this whole wedding industry thing that has blossomed over the past quarter century or so. I guess what I am saying is that there are other ways to kick off your life together and save a ton of money if you really want to. Click through for 7 ways to sve $25,000 on your wedding! -By Serge Bielanko

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