'Business Insider' loans glimpse at couple who saved big on their wedding
A recent Business Insider article loans us a glimpse into how one New York couple planned a lavish wedding for 17.5% of the average budget. The article begins:
The average modern wedding costs more than an astronomical $28,500 â€” enough to put any couple in debt.
In 2003,Â Trae BodgeÂ and her then-fiance, Chris, were determined to spend a more modest amount: $9,000 ($11,200 in today’s dollars).
Cost saving methods included gifts and hand-me-downs â€” family rings, a friend officiated and cosmetic industry colleagues loans hair and make-up services. A DIY rehearsal dinner, groom’s ring and center pieces also cut down costs, as did a bit of negotiating.