During the first half of 2010, the average wedding cost $23,867 nationwide, not including the honeymoon, according to market research firm The Wedding Report. That’s a 22% increase from 2009’s average of $19,581. While inflation can account for a little more than 1% of that increase, the other 20% comes simply from wanting everything to be bigger and better. And sure, all the extravagant wedding shows don’t help a brides lust for the “over the top” wedding. But in reality, the over the top weddings you see on the TV can cost over $1,000,000. Yes, that would be a whopping million dollars dropped for one night of your life. You can still have the luxurious wedding of your dreams. Here are some inexpensive, yet luxurious additions to think about when planning your wedding.
Cake- Consider using fresh flowers on your cake instead of sugar, butter-cream, or gum paste. this will significantly cut the price down and yet your cake will still look fabulous.
Crystals and Pearls- If you have this type of elegance on the mind, consider turning to plastic. Your guests will not likely notice that the pearls and crystals that adorn the room are in fact plastic.