NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Weddings are a $74 billion industry in the U.S., but there are a lot of upsells out there just waiting for willing, lovestruck suckers to inflate that take.Couples are already laying more than $24,000 on the table for the average wedding, according to market research firm The Wedding Report, but there's every indication they're willing to spend a lot more. Afraid of looking cheap or, worse, offending their beloved, 42% of engaged couples told TheKnot.com (KNOT) that they went over budget on their weddings last year, with 16% ditching budgets altogether and going for broke. When facing an industry where the consumer's almost always making this purchase for the first time but the vendors have been honing their craft for years, the chances of it ending poorly are roughly that of someone dancing awkwardly to a Black Eyed Peas song during a reception this year.
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