The Wedding Dress - A wedding dress can cost as much as $5,000, but if you're willing to economize, you can get a nice polyester blend, slightly irregular, for a couple of hundred. As far as I'm concerned, that's still crazy. Two hundred bucks for a dress you're going to wear, what? Three, four times at most? A terrycloth robe is white, comfortable, and practical. Accessessorize with a belt, and you're ready to go.
Music - A live band. You don't want to know. Even if you get a two-piece combo, with a spoon-player and an accordion, it's likely to set you back a couple K. DJ's are cheaper not much; we're talking $150 an hour. So what can you do to cut corners? Two words. Hank Williams. One more word. Senior. Cause Hank Williams Jr is a phony. Who doesn't like Hank, right? Throw on some old Hank Williams records and put that money straight back in your pocket.
Wedding Cake - Average cost. $543. What's really hilarious is when's the last time you heard someone saying, "Boy, I sure have a hankering for some wedding cake right now." You can get a box of Duncan Hines cake mix for under six dollars, and that's the moist deluxe. But I know you don't want to be fooling around making a cake on your special day, so just swing through the Krispee Kreme and pick up a couple of dozen on the way to church. Have them throw in a few jelly-filled while they're at it. It's a special day, after all.