Get married in the morning, on a Friday or Sunday and/or in the winter months.
Keep the guest list small.
Make your own veil. Most craft stores sell how-to books and supplies. You can save hundreds of dollars by making your own.
Purchase your wedding gown at a place other than a bridal salon.
Supply your own alcohol if you’re able to.
Consider not having a dinner reception. Opt instead for a brunch, afternoon tea, cocktail or dessert party.
Use silk flowers. They are always less than fresh flowers, plus they can be rented!
Decorate with more greenery and baby’s breath, and less flower blooms.
Make your own invitations. There are software programs available that can help you with this task, and you can purchase wedding desktop publishing paper.
Check out local universities for qualified and inexpensive musicians, photographers, and videographers. Professors will be able to point you to the best students in the program.