Ok so most couples planning a wedding don't always know where to begin. And my advise on that is to start with a budget - a realistic budget. In other words, you don't want to put yourself in debt to have a wedding. The marriage itself is always more important then the wedding day in the long run.
So how much does a wedding cost? The national average for a wedding in the US is around $20,000. And I recently found a great website that will help you out with a realistic number for your wedding. If you know where you think you want to have your wedding, this site will give you an estimate of the average cost in that area. This site provides a detailed wedding checklist, a wedding cost estimator and a break down of the average cost for the different parts of the wedding. Check it out!