According to http://www.costofwedding.com, the average wedding cost in the United States is $25,200, with the lucky couple spending up to $31,500. YIKES! The honeymoon, of course, is extra. Plug in your zip code to get average rates for your neck of the woods. Despite these prices, there are ways to find deals so you can keep most of that money in your wallet.
Unless you plan to keep your dress forever, or to pass it on to your daughter, save thousands by renting instead.Visit the bridal section of www.RentTheRunway.com for your gown, as well as fabulous accessories. Choose from over 65,000+ dresses and rentals are typically from 4-8 days.
Don't forget about Craigslist and Facebook Yard Sales, where people want to cash in quickly on unwanted wedding attire, decorations and shoes. Also consignment stores often have designer clothing at a fraction of the cost.
Save a ton of money by shopping for Bridal gowns at www.anntaylor.com, J. Crew, or www.BHLDN.com .
Shop on-line at www.NetBride.com , www.PearlsPlace.com, or www.RKBridal.com. All 3 of these sites provide quality service, good ratings and gowns that are reasonably priced for brides and the bridal party.
Go paperless for the best bargain at www.evite.com which is totally FREE and offers over 100 designs, but if you're like me and still love to touch a beautiful wedding invitation, here are a few excellent ones: www.indianweddingcard.com has some of the most unique designs you'll ever see. Choose your own design,color and letter style, then see what your invitation will look like right away when visiting www.eInvite.com.