Check out Nathalie Atkinson from the Nationa Post artical on wedding planning on a budget.
5 Big Wedding Money Saving Tips:
1. Smaller guest list. ( If you can't go small opt for a venue where the ceremony and reception are in one spot -- it will cut travel time for vendors you pay by the hour.)
2. Buy flowers that are in season. (This will cut down on shippment cost and allow for a shorter delivery time.)
3. Serve more common foods like barbecue chicken, mac and cheese, and potato salad. It's fun and often cheaper.
4. Reuse ceremony flowers/decorations during the reception.