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Wedding Spending Guides

The True Cost of a Wedding Infographic Breaks Down Reality

— August 10, 2011 — Lifestyle
If you think weddings are all drinking and dancing, think again because the ‘True Cost of a Wedding Infographic’ will have you crunching the numbers and facing reality. It’s no secret that weddings can put a serious strain on a family’s wallet, but the exact numbers are contingent on there who, where and when of the big day.

The average American wedding comes in at about $27,000—an astronomical amount for most, but one that usually feels worthwhile for the blushing bride and her groom. The infographic breaks down facts on the most popular wedding months, typical bridal budgets, the most expensive places to tie the knot and offers tips on saving pennies where you can when planning the big day.

Implications - Weddings are one of a few events where consumers spare no expense is spared on extravagance. In the wake of the recent recession, couples are looking for ways to save on the big day, and are forced to face the reality of extravagant weddings as a luxury and not a right.
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