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Cut Wedding Costs With the Help of Friends, Family

In 2009, just over two million American couples pledged their eternal troth to each other, and spent more than $40 billion doing it. If the average $24,000 cost of a wedding feels steep to you, consider saving some cash and making the day even more special by getting friends and family involved.

Bargain Wedding Tips: Say 'Less' to the Dress

With the average cost of a wedding topping $20,000, shaving off a few thousand bucks on the dress could translate into a nicer reception, more guests or a longer honeymoon. So if you're hunting for the perfect wedding gown, consider these tips for getting it at the perfect price.