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!
Creativity is the heart of Brooklyn, and being different should be the heart of your wedding plans. Don't think about money but think about the wow factor you want to give your friends and family when they see the culture you put in. So please looking at it differently and people will always remember your wedding for years to come and not forget the next morning if its traditional and plain.
It is a fact that the more you spend the most likely the relationship will not last. So don't be greedy or too giving it will end in a disaster. Have a budget and work as a team every decisions should involve both even if they find that part boring and gives you the " i trust u" bit. STOP and trust me, save money together plan together and it will last. Get greedy and soon you will have a broken heart. Cheers :)