Kathie Lee & Hoda: Average American Wedding Costs $28,000
With the prices of weddings soaring through the roof, averaging out around $28,000 in 2012, sometimes it is a good idea to try and find some bargains when shopping around for different wedding items. Hoda and Molly Ringwald talked with The Knot’s site director, Anja Winnika, to help them get the best deals around without losing the glamour.
The three women played steal or splurge to see if they could spot the best wedding deal on flowers, cakes, rings and more.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Finding Cheap But Glamourous Wedding Rings
In an effort to help the women compare “cheap” rings with their more expensive counterparts, Winnika laid out four different rings, two cheaper rings and two more expensive ones. Surprisingly, both Ringwald and Hoda got the cheap and expensive rings mixed up.
- Simon G Ring – $3,190
- Zeghani Ring – $660
- Simon G Ring – $2,970
- Zeghani Ring – $900
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Wedding Registry Do’s and Don’ts
Winnika said a lot of people are going overboard when they set up their wedding registry. She said it is all about finding a balance between quantity and quality. Some people overwhelm their guests with expensive gifts on their registry, while others ask for everything in the store. She suggested making a shorter registry complete with products from different price ranges. She used fine china as an example and let the co-hosts try their best at figuring out which set was more expensive.
- Bed, Bath and Beyond 5 Piece Set – $129.99
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Splurge On Wedding Invitations
Wedding invitations can be quite the splurge with some invitations going for as much as $30 a set.
- CECI New York – $32 a set
- Minted.com – $4 a set
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Saving On Wedding Flowers
Winnika said saving on flowers can be easy. It all depends on the types of flowers you want at the wedding. If you are not too picky you can find some great flowers for cheap.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Average Wedding Cake Costs $500
Winnikia said the average wedding cake for an American wedding costs around $500, but you can go cheaper or more expensive depending on the amount of frills involved with the cake.
- Ana Parzych Cake – $1,600