The high cost of wedding planning
News from Kern Golden Empire:
The Kern County Bridal Association says local couples spend an average of 18,000 to 22,000 dollars on a wedding.
While that is lower than the national average, money experts say the bride and groom should weigh their options and create a realistic budget without sacrificing a beautiful big day.
Wedding website Theknot.com says the average U.S. wedding in 2014 cost roughly $ 31,000 dollars. That excludes the honeymoon and destination weddings.
”If you start your marriage out $ 20,000 or $ 30,000 dollars in debt, that’s going to put a strain on the marriage,” said David Anderson, financial advisor and owner of Moneywise guys.
According to researchers at Emory University who studied 3,000 U.S. couples, those who spent $ 1,000 dollars or less on their wedding were 53 percent less likely to get divorced. Yet couples who spent over $ 20,000 dollars were nearly 50 percent more likely to divorce.
”If they were to put that money towards a home for example, that would easily be a very good substantial down payment on a home,” sa…………… continues on Kern Golden Empire
Courteney Cox’s daughter Coco wants to help with wedding planning
News from UPI.com:
LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) – Courteney Cox is giving marriage a second try. The Cougar Town actress, engaged to singer Johnny McDaid, may not be walking down the aisle just yet but when the time comes, her daughter Coco wants to help plan the event.
When Cox visited Ellen on Tuesday, she told the host that her daughter, with David Arquette, “is very excited about the wedding. I was going to hire a wedding planner, but apparently she wants to do it”
The 10-year-old recently attended her father’s wedding to Christina McLarty and sang a couple of songs at the nuptials.
At Monday nights screening of Just Before I Go, which Cox directed herself, the actress couldn’t help but gush about her daughter’s singing voice.
“Coco sang the opening song of the film,” she