The most recent American Wedding Survey from Brides magazine, released in 2016, pegged the average at $26,522. That doesnt even include the cost of a reception $11,380, according to the same survey. Nearly nine in 10 Americans (86 percent) think those costs are way too high according to a survey conducted by financial services firm Country Financial. So if the prospective bride and groom arent planning on going into debt to get married something that 77 percent of people think is a bad idea, according to the same survey what they to do? Here are a few strategies: Keep a tight rein on your budget A Consumer Reports survey found that nearly two-thirds of those who went over budget overspent by 20 percent or more. To cover the costs, 41 percent used savings, 11 percent took out a loan and nine percent withdrew from a retirement account. Try to negotiate Consumer Reports suggests that you can get a lower price for everything from flowers to your transportation by asking. Worst case scenario, youll get a no. Change the date Friday or Sunday weddings will cost less than those on Saturday nights. According to Brides magazine, this option is growing in popularity.
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Robinson and Kudrow play a bickering married couple, which was all the reason I needed to give this a shot; that inveterate scene-thief Merchant goes full neer-do-well as a white-collar convict on leave and lying at every moment that hes a normal person and a successful businessman. You could guess without seeing a trailer that Squibbs beatific nanny has pot stashed in her purse, or that Kendricks character should be in the bridal party but has been demoted after being jilted by the best man. What do you want to bet shell find love by the time the80s cover band starts packing up? Everything you would expect happens, but little of it is funny or affecting. Instead of letting us watch these nimble comic performers egg each other on around that benighted table, Table 19 dashes us away from the wedding so that this crew can mope stoned in the woods, the movie growing as aimless as their baked thoughts. The filmmakers director Jeffrey Blitz co-wrote the script with Mark and Jay Duplass never commit to a tone, opening with pratfalls and fizzy romantic comedy before striving for Little Miss Sunshinestyle life-and-death dysfunction drama. The lessons, like the jokes, are as warmed-over as reception catering: Dopes Tony Revolori plays an awkward teen virgin on a mission to get laid, and, acting on vague tell-girls-whats-good-about-you sitcom-style advice from Robinsons character, approaches a young woman and declares that hes packing an enormous penis. Its not funny from a president-to-be in a debate, and its not funny here. Robinson and Kudrow get the worst of the material, as their comic bickering soon proves not comic at all. Rather than spark against each other, this couple grinds, crabbing and frumping until just before the end, when movie magic demands they both realize that being married means being present. Kendrick, meanwhile, is typically game and accomplished, not just hitting her marks but finding dizzying variations on them.
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