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Wedding Bells…and Dollar Signs



Summer is in full swing, and we all know what that really means — wedding season.

Yes, the wedding business is booming. A recent survey conducted by the Knot.com showed that the average cost of a U.S. wedding has risen to more than $28,000 in 2014. Even attending weddings is getting expensive. American Express reports that the average American attendee will spend $592 per wedding in 2014, a 10 percent increase from the previous year.

Why are weddings becoming so expensive? Little things add up quickly, and everyone wants the best. In the age of viral social media, everyone wants their wedding to be noticed. For example, take  the couple who stood in front of an approaching tornado for the perfect shot or the recent trend of having celebrities “photobomb” your wedding pictures.

While the costs and stakes may be rising in the real world, it’s always fun to imagine the fairytale. For today’s #BuzzLine, we want to know – in only six words – on what would you spend an unlimited wedding budget.  Perhaps it’s …

  • Beyoncé singing me down the aisle
  • White doves carrying your train everywhere
  • Private island venue for 1,000 guests

Tell us your best answer, and you could be the winner of a Starbucks gift card.

Use that big imagination to make your big day one for the record books!


About Melissa Mowery:

As the newest member of the DC office and recent graduate from JMU with a degree in media arts and design, Melissa has a fresh perspective on the changing media environment. She complements this with her keen eye for strategic design and a passion for brand development. She is interested in the consumer and food and beverage practices and enjoys using all elements of the public relations industry to serve her clients. When not expressing her creativity in the professional world, she can be found pursuing her love of sailing and photography, with her black lab, Ellie, at her side.

11 Comments on “Wedding Bells…and Dollar Signs

  1.  by  Linda Andreozzi

    Fund ad campaign discouraging expensive weddings.

    •  by  Cathie Max

      Like the double meaning there, Rachael. to the US or to you. Nice touch!

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