Everyone has their priorities -- where are yours?
Where are you replacing a service/product with a DIY project? Are you cutting something entirely?
I'm still figuring a lot out, but here is where I am at so far with my budget wedding:
Dress -- bought off the rack, saved 10% and ended up with a dress that needs minimal alterations.
Venue -- Ceremony and reception at the same location, utilizing family memberships to get a really good deal on the hall (we'e getting married at a Legion Hall)
Flowers -- It's not important at all to me that I have many flowers, so we are only doing bouquets and boutonnieres. Plus, a client of mine owns a nursery and I will be getting all of my flowers wholesale and having people I know with experience helping me make simple bouquets.
Rings -- We bought our bands yesterday on a sweet v-day sale (1/2 price!!)
Hair and makeup - FSIL is a hairstylist and is doing my hair for free. Coworker's wife is a makeup artist and her service is a great rate (about 25% less than the going rate).
One area I am NOT cutting is Photography. That being said, we have hired my boss' wife (she was my 1st choice) and as a wedding gift, he is helping a LOT with the cost. Photography was very important to me.
Decorations and food are my next things to tackle. Looking for ways to slim the costs in these departments. We are doing a casual, fall-fair themed wedding. Looking at BBQ style food and Fair/Carnival-esque decorations.