Beautiful, Budget-friendly Weddings Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1 What is a budget-friendly wedding Chapter 2 How to have a budget-friendly wedding Chapter 3 Before the big day Chapter 4 THE dress Chapter 5 The wedding party Chapter 6 Goin to the chapel of love Chapter 7 Pictures, posies and pretties Chapter 8 Let's celebrate Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Weddings are a wonderful thing; the beginning of a new family the ultimate commitment and declaration of love. But weddings are also something else. They are big business. Each year over 4 million couples in the U.S. say I do . That's a pretty impressive number, but the fact that the average amount spent on these weddings is over $25,000 is almost unbelievable. It's also something else absolutely absurd. There is absolute no plausible reason for spending that kind of money on a wedding even if you (or your dad) can afford to. Why would you do that considering the fact that it is completely possible to have a lovely, tasteful wedding for a fraction of the cost? Yes, it's true. You can get married in style without going into debt, robbing your parents retirement fund or starting your married life in a state of poverty (or at the very least, a stretched budget). Within the pages of this book you will find suggestions for cutting the costs of getting married without skimping on beauty and elegance.