How much money do you have? Don’t have unrealistic expectations on how much money you can save in the next 6 moths to a year.
Set a budget and stick to it! That means keeping track of how much you are spending.
Look at the big picture. Discuss what is important to you. Do you love live music? Splurge on a live band but find other areas to save.
Make compromises. Be flexible with your options.
Be mindful of the season. Some venues charge off season prices but consider all the factors. If you are dead set on having peonies in your flowers, research when they are available.
Do your research.
Be comfortable with your vendors. You don’t want to have to worry about minuscule details on your wedding day.
Check your budget again. Most couples are surprised how quickly everything adds up!