Saving money on your wedding

DECATUR-Saying "I Do" is getting pricier. The average wedding in America costs nearly 30 thousand dollars according to

Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show Producer Laurette Veres says the easiest ways you can save money is  by trimming the guest list and by making the wedding party smaller. 

She says however, sites like Pinterest and Facebook, coupled with reality shows on tv put on the pressure for having the perfect wedding.      

"They just go crazy,"Veres says.  "They think there is no end in sight.  They think they have to out-do their friend and I feel like they think there is no end in sight--there is no stop.  You've got to outdo your friend and outdo your sister."

The annual Decatur Bridal Expo kicks off Friday evening at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel and runs again Saturday afternoon.  You can check out the area's top wedding vendors and sign up to win some great extras.  Tickets are 3-dollars in advance or 5-dollars at the door.

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