It’s really no secret: weddings are freakin’ expensive. Yes, there are ways to cut costs here and there, but in the end there’s really no avoiding it. If you want to have a big party with all your friends and family, someone has to pay for it. So before you even start planning your big day, we suggest you accept this fact and get it in your mind that you are going to spend where you have to. When deciding where to cut corners, however, don’t–and we repeat do not–resort to any of the money-saving tactics in the slideshow below.
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