10 Painless Ways to Dramatically Slash Your Wedding Costs

Nicole Seghetti
groom with arm around bride
groom with arm around bride


With the average cost of a wedding clocking in at $27,000 (not including the average $5,000 cost of a honeymoon), savvy couples are hunting for cost savings wherever they can find them. And while it takes some planning, effort, and elbow grease, but budget-conscious spouses-to-be can save oodles of money on their wedding day.

As a couple, you should plan a wedding that is authentic to you. Separate the needs from the wants, avoid frivolous expenses, and ignore the expectations of others.

Then, instead of plunking down tens of thousands of dollars, consider some of these sensible options for fabulous weddings on the cheap.

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