The cake, the dress, the open bar - it all adds up, as I'm sure you're aware. Weddings are NOT cheap these days. It almost makes us wonder...Would it have better to just elope?...Some people say yes, others say they'd miss that traditional sense.
Then again, "traditional" doesn't seem like a correct term to use to describe today's weddings. When you're adding a personal touch with flip flop baskets, or cute little mason jar shot glasses or whatever it is to make your wedding unique - it gets to be super pricey.
And it shows in The Knot's recent survey (click here). The popular wedding site surveyed more than 13,000 brides and grooms across the states to come to the conclusion that the average American weddings costs upwards of $35,000. WHAT?!?!