1. Let friends and family raffle off ideas for the theme for your wedding
2. If you are doing a garden wedding, plant the flowers you want ahead of time yourself, if will give you great satisfaction and also save you a ton of money. Extra tip have a few friend pitch in they will have a blast too. If will give then a good reason to develop a green thumb.
3. Go all white with the table settings. It will save you more than you can imagine. Go nuts with the centerpieces BTW.
4. Lastly, thrift shop the vases for your centerpieces. This will take a lot of time, but if done rite you can have a wedding that looks like a million bucks and yes bigger is better so go nuts when buying them.
So many choices to make, so have fun with it. It's great that you can have the event of your dreams and afford it too. Don't let stress and worry about payment take away from this life changing direction you are going in. Give yourself time to roll with and enjoy the punches, because even through we plan things don't always go as planed, be ready!