This Saturday, Memorial Day weekend, kicks off the official start of the wedding season. Over the next three months thousands of couples across the country will walk down the aisle into marital bliss. But what happens when the bill arrives. For most of us there is no magic fairy parent who will pay the freight.
The average wedding and honeymoon now runs about $8,721 making the wedding day one of the most important life events and also one of the most expensive. According to Visa 88% of married couples believe they overspent on some aspect of their wedding. At the top of the list was food, drink and cake, with 18% of respondents reporting they overspent on those items, followed by 14% who spent too much on their hotel and honeymoon, 12% who over did it on other parts of their reception and 11% who could have cut back on their clothing costs.
iPhone and iPad fans can take control to some extent of the process using Wedding Deluxe a $9.99 wedding planner app that organizes and guides the participants thru just about every aspect of planning and budgeting for the big event.
The app has a strong feature set including; To-do lists, budget planning, notes, photos, guest lists, seating plans, and even blogs. As with most apps today there is a built in social networking component with integration with Twitter and Facebook.