Hello all, I'm excited to look around this site and find lots of ways to save money. I just got married last month and we want to focus our first year of marriage on paying off all our debts. Really got myself hooked on the challenge of budgeting from the wedding planning. I had so many people tell me it could not be done that I should cut down my guest list and enlist friends and family to prepare food and have a backyard reception. I knew there had to be a way and I found a caterer who had a contract with a great hall and it was done. We had a budget, DIY wedding with a dinner buffet for 190 guests for just under $12,000. A lot of work but it was just about perfect and all paid in full so we have no wedding debt.