keep it simple and save
There are a few wedding invitations on our refrigerator this year, and it's always a joy and a relief to play the role of a guest, who can simply sit back and enjoy the dancing, drinks, and food. But wedding season always makes my husband and me think back to our own wedding day, and how we might've been savvier about our wedding expenses. The average wedding costs $32,641, according to an annual survey by wedding site The Knot. My own wedding was in that ballpark, and to this day my husband and I regret we wasted money that could've gone toward a home, our child's education, or even travel. We're pretty sure we would still be married had we spent less and done less for the big day. Here are the expenses that no longer seem worth it, along with a couple we wouldn't take back.
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