Avoid the Wedding Day Blues
Dolores Kong

You can still have the wedding of your dreams
without blowing your budget. At an average cost of
nearly $20,000 these days, weddings have become a
big industry, especially in the month of June. But
there are lots of ways you can save money without
skimping on what matters to you most. For instance,
you can limit the guest list to 100 rather than 150,
or you can pick a low-cost or no-cost setting like a
national park. Why start married life off with a big
debt after the ceremony? Perhaps you could use some
of the money you'd save from the honeymoon for a
down payment on a house. For more money-saving
wedding ideas check out the book Anti-Bride Guide:
Tying the Knot Outside of the Box, available at
www.amazon.com; and elsewhere.