A few budget bride tips from You’re The Bride
Many couples just like you are seeking ways to control, and even eliminate some wedding costs. You can always hire a wedding coordinator, which have been known to save enough money to pay for the honeymoon, but there are many other ways to do this also.
-Have a faux cake. Many cake shops will decorate a Styrofoam cake, then using a sheet cake kept in the kitchen to feed the guests. And your guests will never know the difference! Just ask that one layer of the model, (the top is normally the smallest, so it will be the least expensive) be actual cake so you can still have the opportunity for the traditional cutting.