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It looks as though the slowing economy isn’t slowing down brides-to-be who are busy with their wedding plans.
The Bridal Association of America estimates more than 2.3 million couples will tie the knot and spend an average of $30,000 each on their nuptials within the next year. The average bride spends about $800 on her gown.
Even with the wallet-friendly options of elopement or getting married in a small, simple ceremony, most couples want the full affair, and are willing to sacrifice by taking a shorter honeymoon or putting off other large purchases such as a home. As you head toward I do, think about where the money is going, and spend it on what you’ll really remember. After all, you’ll only have one wedding day—we hope! [The Coloradoan]