Centerpieces: A current trend is to go with a smaller flower arrangement. This will save on your flower budget. You can also go with a simple candle centerpiece to save even more.
Favors: Most Weddings today don't even have favors for their guests. If you must have a favor, go with something your guests will use. Too many times, the favor is left on the table at the end of the night, because the guest doesn't want the item.
Open Bar: With today's economy, it's rare to have an open bar. Open Bar is the biggest budget buster for any event. The money you save on an open bar, will free up monies from your budget to get that Photographer you really wanted, and afford Great Entertainment with added Decor.