OK so I'm getting married April 10th. I'm having about the same problem that a lot of other people are having.. there's just not going to be as much money there as we planned. I got my dress for $150 which was great and we have the church, the reception, and the photographer booked. We were hoping to keep the wedding under $5,000 but here is where we are so far:
Church- requires $300 donation
Reception- will come out to be around 2,300 including the catering
Photographer- will be $2,100 (my FI is helping to pay for that but I don't want him to pay for all of it).
My dad just had to take a pay cut at work and I am trying to save as much of my own money for it as I can but I am also paying off student loans.
What else can I try to cut from here to keep the wedding under budget? We still need to buy invitations, flowers, etc.