The average cost of a wedding has risen for the fifth-straight year to $32,641, according to The Knot. The culprit behind the skyrocketing costs? Social media and the always-on nature of the internet may be to blame.
"It's really hard for couples to turn off wedding planning," said Kim Forrest, editor at WeddingWire, an online marketplace for the wedding industry. "Before there was the internet, people got inspired through magazines. It was very easy to put the magazine away, and take off your wedding-planning hat and divide your life. Now people are always on their phones. It's really easy to have a browser open at work."
On Sunday, WeddingWire will be taking a "site break." Visitors to the website will be greeted with a pop-up notice suggesting they take the day off from planning in order to relieve some stress. Picking a Sunday was no coincidence: It happens to be the most popular day of the week for planning.