In the current austerity climate each day we learn about another activity that can be done for less without compromising the experience. Weddings are no different; it may be the biggest day of your life but it no longer has to be the most expensive.
The catering bill is usually the biggest chunk out of the budget and is therefore an easy target for shaving costs if you put your mind to it. Many people plan in advance and opt for self-catering, with a trusted team of loyal friends and family members pitching in. Also, professional caterers will be happy to provide as much or as little of the food as you wish, meaning a hybrid event is equally possible.