Bottom line, you do not need to worry too much about not having too much money allocated for the most important and beautiful day of your life, because there have been and there still are many couples in this situation and almost all of them were able to have the wedding they have always wanted, and that because they knew how to spend their money intelligently. You can do that, too, as long as you have a good plan to follow and as long as you have a pretty good idea about how large or small your budget for the wedding is.
Go nontraditional _ Some couples balk at the idea of following the strict format of wedding tradition. If you and your future spouse would like to try something different, there is no reason to stick with traditional invitations at all. Print your wedding details on small cards, and enclose them in a small box of chocolates for each guest. Write a love story about you and your fiancé, which culminates in a wedding invitation, and have it printed in booklet form, and mail to your guests. The options are endless, and limited only by your imagination.