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Dear Lifehacker, My boyfriend just proposed to me and we're planning to get married in the Spring. However, neither of us have any idea how much weddings are supposed to cost! While I would love a dream wedding with all the trimmings, the reality is we don't have heaps of money to burn.

What sort of budget do we need to set for an average-size wedding? Also, are there any cost-cutting tips you can share? (We want it to be affordable without looking like we cheaped out!)

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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"So. How's the wedding planning coming along?" If you're getting married, prepare to answer this question at least once a week. And "good" or "fine" won't do. People want answers. How will you transport the cake? What kind of flowers will you get? Is your DJ going to play my favourite song? If any of this sounds unpleasant, allow me to offer an alternative: Elope.