10 Wedding Expenses That Don't Have To Be ~That~ Expensive

    Wedding favors are cute and all, but...

    For many people, a wedding will be the biggest celebration they ever plan. But it can also wind up being the most expensive. In 2019 the average cost of a wedding ceremony in the US was $28,000, according to a study by the Knot.

    Fortunately, you can save a ton of money by just knowing how to cut costs in some areas. So with some help from Kia Marie, a Chicago-based wedding planner and founder of Kia Marie Events, we rounded up a few wedding expenses that don't have to be soooo expensive after all.

    Here are some expenses that don't have to blow your wedding budget:

    1. A big, long guest list

    Wedding with guests

    2. Save-the-date announcements and fancy wedding invitations

    3. Wedding favors

    Wedding favors in tiny gift bags

    4. Food

    Server carrying appetizers on a tray

    5. An open bar

    6. Decor

    People decorating a venue with flowers

    7. The wedding dress

    8. Entertainment

    9. Trying to do it all yourself

    10. Cancellation fees

    What's your best tip for cutting wedding costs? Let us know in the comments below!

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