8 Ways to Save Thousands on Your Wedding

Your wedding will be one of the happiest and most romantic events of your life—as well as one of the most expensive.

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Your wedding will be one of the happiest and most romantic events of your life—as well as one of the most expensive. Before you walk down the aisle, make sure your big day doesn't outweigh your budget. Save thousands on your own nuptials with these proven cost-cutting tips from "Starting Out" columnists Lisa Gerstner, who is getting married later this year, and Stacy Rapacon, who has been happily wed since 2009. See how much you can save.

Stacy Rapacon
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Rapacon joined Kiplinger in October 2007 as a reporter with Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and became an online editor for Kiplinger.com in June 2010. She previously served as editor of the "Starting Out" column, focusing on personal finance advice for people in their twenties and thirties.

Before joining Kiplinger, Rapacon worked as a senior research associate at b2b publishing house Judy Diamond Associates. She holds a B.A. degree in English from the George Washington University.