06/04/2013 04:43 pm ET Updated Jun 04, 2013

Wedding Budget: Creative Ways To Spend Less On Your Big Day (VIDEO)

With the average wedding now costing more than $28,000, couples may need to get creative to cut their budgets.

On Tuesday, CBS MoneyWatch's Mellody Hobson (she's also George Lucas' fiancee) shared some of the best ways to save money on your Big Day, without sacrificing your vision. One thing brides might not know? Throwing a destination wedding can actually lower your budget, since your guest list will drop dramatically.

Watch the video above for more creative budget advice. Then, click here to see more budget tips from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Discover wedding industry professionals' tricks for lowering your budget in the slideshow below.

Best Ways To Save On Your Wedding Budget

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