Wedding under $5,000?
My fiance and I are on a very strict budget. We're planning and paying for everything ourselves. Most of it is DIY, which I don't mind at all (I actually enjoy the work and uniqueness). The most difficult part is finding a ceremony/reception venue. We'd like somewhere we can bring in our own food and alcohol. The closest I've found that meets most needs is around $2,000. The only reservation I have about them is I've found a couple bad reviews. Any good suggestions? Any other "money saving tricks" would be appreciated also!