With two weddings fast approaching, we're doing what we can to bring in the best advice possible to our colleagues, Producer Kristen and my podcast co-host Jessica Nutt.

Although Kristen still has a year to plan her big event, Jessica will be saying "I Do" in August. Turns out that the experts were right about the incredible cost of weddings these days.

We took the opportunity to talk about the cost and how many wedding guests don't realize what it takes for a couple to celebrate in style. We also helped Jessica make a decision on the potential of a raw bar during the cocktail reception. Since there's shrimp already on the menu, the added cost of adding raw clams and oysters isn't necessary.

We also know that after he essentially invited himself as a special guest, Vinnie Brand really only wanted to know if there was gonna be shrimp.

Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015. Tweet him @NJ1015 or @BillSpadea. The opinions expressed here are solely those of Bill Spadea.

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