Top items that brides are personally paying for are wedding bands, invitations (invitation by IB Designs), and wedding favors
Seventy percent of brides said they are "either pleasantly surprised with their budget or feel like everything they want will fit into their budget," Get Married found. Top wedding resources for planning are wedding Web sites (82 percent) and wedding magazines (58 percent). More than 50 percent of brides say seasonality is the most important factor in choosing a wedding date. In terms of style, brides are sticking with classic traditional weddings, and grooms are voicing their strongest opinions when it comes to venue, catering, music and photography.