We had no cake. No bridesmaids. No professional makeup, hair was cut and straightened the day before. No bombarrie or whatever it is. Invites were reduced from aldi when they did a wedding special. No mc just a mix of music. Did it at lunch and whoever wanted to kick on after joined us down the local club (which was everyone as heaps were smashed from drinking in the sun haha). Kept it stress free and low cost.
We concentrated on food and booze and everyone having a good time instead of it being about us. Subsequently people have told me it as the most fun wedding they'd ever been to (no kids either here lol).
One little regret- we had no professional photography so we have no " perfect" photo of us as a couple of that day. Lots of photos from guests but just not that definitive show off one. But I can live with that.
We actually came out ahead money wise and everyone jokes we should hold a wedding every year lol.