Weddings are so expensive these days. According to CostOfWedding.com, the average cost of a wedding in the US is $26,444. That could equate to the price of 3 years’ tuition at a public state university, a serious down payment on a home, or a brand-new car that could last almost 15 years. Weddings take a lot of planning and coordination, but if you’re willing to put in some elbow grease you can save a ton and put that extra money into an extravagant honeymoon. You’ll be glad you did so after working so hard on your special day.