No matter where you are in your wedding planning process — beginning, middle, or end — it’s a great idea to check out www.costofwedding.com to see what the average wedding expenses are in your area. I’m using the site right now to get a feel for prices around here, just so that I’m ultra-prepared for when we talk to our vendors. A lot of wedding stress is having unrealistic expectations, then getting a quote and almost falling over — and that goes double for parents who have no idea what things cost now. You may find, if you’ve already booked a few things, that you’ve beaten the average budget! It’s a great resource!