Hi I realise how much weddings cost these days and you dont have to spend a fortune to look beautiful or spend so much on the reception, flowers and stationary! I am now selling my collection of bridal wear, accessories, bridemaids and pageboy outfits, and I have two for sale at the moment. When choosing a dress, always know what style you are looking for, and take your time. It doesnt matter how little you spend on your wedding dress, as long as you are happy with it and it suits you.
As for receptions, flowers and stationary, if you have a relation who is a good baker, or is creative with flowers and cardmaking, this in itself can save a lot of money. Same goes for car hire and photography. Everyone is on a budget these days and weddings can be just as lovely on a budget as ones with thousands of pounds spent on them Have a look at my dresses. I am sure you will be really surprised, also dont pass up charity autions.