An Affordable Wedding

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wedding spendingThe average cost of a wedding is up to about $25,000. That number is intimidating. That number is enough for a down payment of a home. That number is enough to pay off a serious chunk of student loan debt. For some, especially those getting married young, that number may be close to a full year’s salary.

Fortunately this number is a bit misleading. While the average wedding may be $25,000 due to some high-end spenders, most couples end up spending under $10,000. Still $10,000 is quite a lot of money.

The good news is there are many ways to have a perfectly beautiful day on a budget. Some of them may seem initially painful, but some of them will inspire creativity and…

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11 thoughts on “An Affordable Wedding

  1. Savvy Working Gal

    My husband’s niece spent 40k on her wedding. I thought that was outrageous then this week a co-worker told me her niece is spending 46k on her upcoming wedding and this is the norm. Glad to see there are some smart folks out there. BTW – my husband’s niece will be married 3 years this summer and I don’t think they will be buying a home any time soon.

    1. femmefrugality

      Holy crap. I can’t imagine spending that much. I’m sure they were more than beautiful days, but it’s just not something I personally could spend that much money on. Here’s to hoping they wrangle up enough for a home soon if that’s the path they are looking to take!

  2. donebyforty

    There really are a lot of big ticket items that go into a wedding. If we include the ring and the honeymoon, we’re well above that $10k figure for our wedding. The one item I might add to that list is the photographer: I was amazed at how much they charge for their services.

  3. The Wallet Doctor

    The costs of wedding are amazing! Most new couples don’t have a lot of money to spend, so really dishing out the cash for the start of your marriage has never really made sense to me. If you can have a happy experience and do so without busting the bank, do whatever it takes to make it happen!

  4. catherine gacad

    i thought my husband and i did a great job of budgeting for our wedding, and finding unbelievable deals. but when i look back, there was even more we could have cut back on…like engagement photos, sunday brunch, etc.

  5. Britnee

    We are planning our wedding and so far I have a great group of people that are budget and low cost minded. I think if you have a great support of people that already know how expensive a wedding can be and are willing to help you out makes the planning easy. Great post.


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