4. Don't waist your money on expensive invitations. Find a local printer in your area, if you don't want to do them yourself, and I guarantee you will spend a 1/3 of the cost that you would from an actual wedding invitation book or online resource.

5. Most people want a traditional wedding cake. But, this can be a costly part of the wedding. See if you can have someone make you a small version of the cake you like, that is just icing over some Styrofoam board. Buy a sheet cake or two to serve your guests. Keep them in the back, and no one will ever know it wasn't from the cake they were admiring.