While the recession hit everyone hard, and where it hurts, it's important to remember that people still continue to get married. Even during the Great Depression marriages happened. The wedding market, while not completely unscathed, wasn't hit as hard by the most recent recession as other industries.
What this means to brides and grooms is that from a cost-savings perspective, using the recession as a negotiating factor with vendors won't always work. Instead, focus on the services and products you want and match your needs to your budgets.Photo courtesy of Distinct Occasions
Here's an example: