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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in Your 40's & 50's by Susan Shelly, Sarah Fisher

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Chapter 9Wedding Bells

In This Chapter
  • The high cost of a wedding
  • Understanding who pays for modern weddings
  • The biggest wedding costs
  • Cutting expenses to reduce wedding costs
  • Knowing when to stop spending

Your son or daughter is getting married, and you (hopefully) couldn’t be happier. Seeing your child in love and happily looking forward to a wonderful day is a rewarding and wonderful experience. Or perhaps you’re planning to tie the knot, whether for the first time, or not.

If you’re going to be involved with planning and paying for a wedding, you’ll no doubt experience some concerns about the cost of the event. Your concerns certainly are valid. The average cost of a wedding these days is $19,000, for an average of 200 guests, according to Brides ...

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