Getting to the Altar Without Going Broke

Monday, July 06, 2009

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A multi-million-dollar industry has been pushing brides to spend more and more money in the search for a "perfect day." But now the average amount spent on weddings is beginning to go down. How are brides-to-be pinching pennies on their way down the aisle? Joining The Takeaway with some advice is Beth Kobliner, personal finance expert and author of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties.

Guests:

Beth Kobliner

Contributors:

Jen Poyant

Comments [2]

JaneDoe

I'm so sick of hearing about only brides in these stories. Men and women often share equally in wedding planning. Wake up.

Jul. 13 2009 06:36 PM
Anne Roos

Great story! As a harpist who has performed for 25+ years at weddings and other events, I completely agree that it is true that you can negotiate and that you don't need to book years in advance for your wedding services. But it is always sad to hear people opting for iPods instead of live music (live music can be inexpensive if you hire music students). Also, keep in mind that DJs can actually cost more than musicians.

Jul. 10 2009 01:09 AM

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