The national average cost of a wedding is roughly $28,000 nowadays. Between the wedding venue, reception food, open bar, exotic flowers and fancy fondant cake, it adds up fast. While it’s certainly a special event that you’ll cherish forever, that’s a lot of money to fork over for one day. Thankfully we know a thing or two about weddings, and that includes several tips that will save you thousands of dollars. Wouldn’t you rather put that money towards a honeymoon in Bora Bora? Or better yet, buy a
house designer handbag? From hosting a brunch reception to using seasonal flowers, check out our money-saving tips in the slideshow above.
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