Serve a signature drink instead of a full bar.
Only offer wine and beer.
Have a brunch or lunch instead of a full dinner reception.
Choose simple main courses instead of complicated modern fusion foods.
Choose chicken instead of beef for main course.
Consider a cocktail reception.
Skip desert and sweet table, make your wedding cake the desert.
Go for a simple wedding cake.
Use in season flowers for decor.
Re-purpose your wedding flowers.
Decorate table with candles instead of flowers.
Make your own wedding favors.
Consider off season wedding day.
Downsize bridal party.
Limit the guest list.
Negotiate every expenditure>
Have a DJ instead of a band.
Say yes to all inclusive venues.
Always start with a vendors basic package. Upgrade if you can afford it.
Choose in season foods.