1. Decide on a Budget
What ever your budget, you will need to compromise on some things to stick to your budget. Think about what is most important for you and your fiancé. Is it the venue, food, party, photography or maybe beautiful flowers or your maybe your dress. Once you decide what is most important, you can dedicate an appropriate percentage of your budget accordingly. Continue with what is next most important, etc. When you see what isn't as important to your wedding, it is easier to make those tough choices.
2. Guest List
The best way to cut your cost is to cut your guest list. The fewer people, the more venue options you will have, less food and drink you will have to buy, less invites, less favors, and less rentals. Another upside to having less people is being able to enjoy and talk with all your guests. A more intimate wedding could include your closest relatives and favorite friends.