Been doing a lot of research for my best friend. I am one of her BM...don't mind functioning as her MOH. (it gets so petty with too many girls and ooh I am special ur not drama) anyhoo another story for another day...I had my wedding back in August but my BF is indoors not outdoors...a few differences. This is what I came up with to help others out.
VENUE: Church halls (sometime donation to church only) New Venues available date maybe cheaper pricing, a friend backyard can be dressed up
FLOWERS & CENTERPIECES: Take the time to go downtown and either DIY or negotiate with a flower shop downtown. It is much cheaper than your local flowershop because the flower mart is there.
VEIL & DRESS: Again Downtown. My sister added Swarski crystals to my veil she bought in downtown. total was 30 bux. Alfred Angelo wanted 100 bux
MEN SUITS: Sign up at a bridal show for a suit company. You get ur fiance's suit for free if you ask the wedding party to get it at the same place, PLUs you get a gift card for 100 bux. Pretty suit deal.
PHOTOGRAPHY: find a new photographer or just pay for the most important hours. free lance photographers dont charge too much.
CATERING: family owned restaurants are faily inexpensive.
A LOT OF THINGS CAN BE FOUND DOWNTOWN...YOU JUST HAVE TO SPEND THE TIME.
When I head back down there I will collect business cards and upload things for all of you to look at.
THAT'S ABOUT ALL FOLKS!
May this be a blessing to all of you.