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By: Laura Moss on Feb. 28, 2011, 11:25 a.m.
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Get sponsored

"This wedding was brought to you by McDonald's" may sound tacky, but believe it or not, there are couples who get corporate sponsors for their weddings. In 2006, Dave Kerpen and Carrie Fisher realized they couldn't afford the big wedding they wanted, so they used their marketing savvy to procure the venue (a baseball stadium), the flowers (courtesty of 1-800-Flowers) and everything else — for free. They got 25 different sponsors and put together a $100,000 dream wedding that didn't cost them a penny.

With the average U.S. wedding costing $20,000, according to The Wedding Report, it might be worth sticking a few logos on the back of the groomsmen's tuxes.