If you’re planning a wedding and your savings is slowly dwindling as a result, you’re not alone.
According to The Knot, these days, couples spend an average of $35,329 on their wedding. But making your day special doesn’t have to break the bank, or leave you starting your marriage in debt. Plus, a penny saved on the one-day event can be a penny earned for a down payment on a house, or a more adventurous honeymoon.
And when you cut costs with some DIY-solutions — or avoid some of the traditional but expensive ideas a wedding planner may suggest — you just might give your wedding a more unique, personal touch.
So while the cost of the average wedding is rising each year, here’s a few ways you can beat the trend.