5 clever ways to save on your wedding

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Bridal couples were tightening their sashes and cummerbunds a few years ago when it came to spending, but these days we’re seeing a reversal of that trend. In 2014, the cost of the average American wedding was $31,213, according to The Knot 2014 Real Weddings Study. That’s about a 30 percent increase from 2007.

Fortunately, couples are still finding ways to cut wedding costs without skimping on food or subjecting guests to cash bars. Read on to learn about their top strategies.