Ever since we launched the Weddings Channel at the start of the year, our loyal Apartment Therapy readers have been driving the conversation, sharing personal stories about how they tied the knot. And guess what? Y'all are a clever, brilliant and thrifty bunch (and proud of it!).
If you're saying "I do" soon, here are 14 pearls of wisdom from real people who've thrown really wonderful weddings on very real budgets.
There are so, so many more great comments on restaurant receptions on the original post. If that's something you're considering, definitely check it out.
And this one's not budget-related, but good advice nonetheless...
Any more advice for the brides and grooms out there planning weddings right now? Share it in the comments!