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May and June are big wedding months. Is the price tag too high?

How can you plan a wonderful celebration for the most important day in a couple’s life—without overspending? It used to be that parents paid for a daughter’s wedding as a matter of course. But for better or worse—or richer or poorer—families and cultural norms have changed. Maybe that’s partly due to the high price tag for a ceremony with all the trimmings; now couples often pay for their wedding themselves while other family members chip in. It’s no surprise that weddings aren’t cheap, but they’ve gotten exorbitantly expensive in the last couple of decades. In fact, the average cost of
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