One strategy for reducing the overall stress level of your wedding day is to plan the event for a little bit later in the day. This way you can get things done without waking up early and being exhausted. If possible, try to do something relaxing before the big event.
Try to plan your reception for the afternoon. Your guests will drink less alcohol during these hours, which cuts down on your bar needs greatly. By having a lunch reception, the costs for food will also normally be less expensive. This could allow you to put the money saved towards other services required for your wedding. One way to help remain in budget is to search Craigslist for items or services needed for your wedding. Make sure to meet them in person, with your groom for safety, before you give them any money.