This month Fiscal Phoenix participated in the 20th Yakezie blog swap. The topic selected for us all to write about was as follows relating to wedding spending. According to the Huffington Post, the average wedding cost in 2011 was $27,021. Looking at this statistic, why do you think people spend so much on weddings? Do you think it’s worth the money? How do people afford weddings that cost $27k if the national savings rate is so bad? What are the long-term financial ramifications of an expensive wedding? What tips do you have to help people save money on weddings?
There were 10 bloggers who participated in the swap this time around. The various posts written are described below:
Kathleen from Frugal Portland wrote about if a wedding is worth the down payment on a house on My Personal Finance Journey.
My Personal Finance Journey wrote about why people spend so much on weddings and possible ways to save some money on Frugal Portland.
Nick from Step Away from the Mall writes a fascinating article about his first-hand experiences with inviting 350-400 people to his wedding and how it can easily cost a ton of money on Daily Money Shot.
Jana from Daily Money Shot wrote about the various ways she saved money on her wedding on Step Away from the Mall.
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