Hey, ladies, I don't get to post on here often but wanted some unbiased advice. My fiance and I got engaged in March and are planning a September 2012 wedding. I just finished graduate school and I *think* I have a new job in the bag (pending offer letter). But it will pay a little less than my current position but could give me a major boost in my career. My fiance's hours were cut at his position (he's a contractor, so things may change). We don't really care about a big wedding with a lot of fanfare...with my student loans kicking in, I'm worried the wedding budget we projected may strain our finances. Any ideas for either downsizing our wedding (80-100 guests projected); maybe cutting corners so the wedding is more cost effective; or what do you think about us just doing the courthouse thing with a celebration with family later?