I've heard about being able to save a lot of money by, for lack of a better term, capitalizing on someone else's cancelled wedding. In other words, taking advantage of flowers, a ceremony/reception site, etc. that have already been paid for. How does this happen so that someone like me can take advantage of this? I really don't care about all the details about the wedding (i.e. flower color choices, etc.) and I might actually prefer if I didn't have to choose. The other reason for inquiring about this is because my father passed away from cancer and since then, there isn't much money for the wedding. I'd like to have something nice and elegant, but I'm trying to come up with ways to save some money. Having it at the house isn't an option because it is going up for sale (again, related to my father's illness). I looked into restaurants, but there are many restaurants that want to charge just as much as a hotel or some other expensive venue. I suppose I'll keep looking, but any advice would be appreciated.