my wedding was under $2000. we got married in a wedding chapel & they had great deals on photography, cake, flowers, & we didnt have to rent tables, chairs, or linens or buy decorations. i got my dress for $150 at the David's Bridal $99 sale (im plus size so mine cost more). i got a great deal on tux rentals b/c i went to a wedding show (lots of great deals there!). the chapel owner ran the whole reception so I didnt need a DJ, i just made a couple of CDs w/ our music on it.
also, you can forgo a big dinner if you have your wedding in the afternoon instead of midday or night (we only had cake & nuts). also, go to orientaltradingco.com b/c you can buy plates & favors in bulk & its saves a TON of money!
good luck & congrats!
at 11:56 PM on Feb. 16, 2009