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$27,000 is average cost of weddings, how should costs be cut?

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KUSA - Did you know there's a new trend in weddings in Colorado? Young millennial brides are cutting the cost of the traditional wedding by three-fourths because they don't want the debt.

The average cost of a wedding in Colorado runs at almost $27,000. If you think this is too much for an elegant wedding, how should costs be cut?

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Increasingly, young brides are shaving the cost of getting married. For example, many are wearing wedding dresses from Goodwill, gowns all priced under $100, a great way to look the perfect bride but save thousands of dollars in the process.

For many others however, there is no formal wedding gown at all. Also, no church, no catering, no reception hall, no limo, no flowers, no frills.

For 9NEWS at 9 and 10 p.m. 9NEWS Anchor Mark Koebrich has been working with brides who had beautiful weddings for far less than the average of $27,000. He's found brides who got their flowers at Costco, and instead of wedding cakes, got beautiful deserts from Whole Foods.

Here are some tips that could help save you money on your wedding:

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