The Perfect Wedding Is The One You Can Afford

December 31, 1969 12:00 AM
The Perfect Wedding Is The One You Can Afford
" BOSTON (CBS) – It’s June and that means weddings. The perfect wedding is what a bride wants! Occasionally you hear how someone has taken a wedding to the extreme. The Kardashian/Humphrie wedding was over the top! Or the New York bride who faked having cancer so strangers would donate money to help pay for her wedding.

Weddings are a big business ($100 billion industry). The average cost of a wedding today in the U.S. is almost $28,000. Average means there are weddings that cost a lot less and weddings that cost a lot more.

And that price tag does not include the honeymoon! This can easily add another $10,000 to the bottom line. Couples will spend an estimated $7 billion on honeymoons this year. Many of these couples, or their parents, are going into debt to create the perfect wedding.

Add that debt to school loans and many newly married couples have a negative net worth that will take them years to work into the positive column.

There has to be a better way to start your new life together. Couples can do a variety of things to save money "

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