In Waterloo Region, the average cost of a wedding is somewhere around $30,000.

That's a lot of money, and many couples want to make sure it's money well spent -- but while there are some non-negotiables, there are also plenty of savings to be had.

In a special series airing this week, CTV's Alexandra Pinto takes a look at what you get for your $30,000, and what might make that number rise or fall.

She also looks at some of 2015's most popular trends for wedding dresses, flowers, cakes and more.

Use the video player above to watch the series.