GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- It's wedding season, and planning a "dream wedding" can often lead to financial stress.

According to a survey by The Knot, the national average cost of a wedding is now above $33,000. Dan Ament, Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley, joined Sunrise with some tips to help newlyweds live financially happy ever after.

Here's a breakdown of how much everything costs these days...

  • Venue $15,163
  • Engagement ring $5,764
  • Band / DJ $4,019
  • Photographer $2,630
  • Florist / Décor $2,300
  • Videographer $1,912
  • Wedding Dress $1,509

So what can couples do to ease the financial pain? Here's what Ament suggests:

  • Take a look at the numbers and create a budget.
  • Manage day-to-day finances.
  • Set financial goals – short and long-term.
  • Review your beneficiaries.
  • Create a will and related documents.