The price of a wedding can vary greatly.

If you go for a Justice of the Peace, a backyard reception and a honeymoon at the local hotel jacuzzi suite, you can save quite a lot of money.

Even for those that splurge, I would have never guessed that shelling out nearly $25,000 is what it takes for the average wedding these days.

According to the Cost of Wedding website, this takes into consideration the money spent on the service, rehearsal, reception, dress, getting in shape to fit into the dress, and much more...this does NOT include the honeymoon or engagement ring expenses.

You can also go to the Cost of Wedding website and enter your zip code to see what the average wedding cost is in your neck of the woods.