So I actually do not plan on getting married until late next year, but I am trying to get a jumpstart on planning. We've had some trouble keeping to our budget with the venue and catering seems to be going the same way. The venue requires us to use one of their "approved caterers" and they are seeming to be out of our budget as well.
Does anyone have advice on sticking to budget constraints with outside forces pulling in other directions? And are there any other ways people have cut cost in other areas?