DF and I are getting down to the wire - the wedding is in 5 months! And it is suddenly hitting us that maybe our budget has gotten a little out of control. We've both looked it over and thought of a few places to make changes, but we chose our day and time because the minimum to Disney is 10K and we were hoping to stay close to that. Well, we are at 18K AFTER making tons of cuts, and we have no idea what else to tweak! We both are starting to panic and I think I'm so stressed it's keeping me from seeing solutions here. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions!! Here is our BEO: Ceremony Ceremony Usage $775 and $1304 Violinist $575 Major Domo $675 Floral for ceremony $2176 Floral Fees $50 Ceremony total: $5697 Pre-Reception Bar $773 Gourmet Olives $322 International Cheese Display $644 Bartender $100 Pre-reception total: $1846 Mad Hatter Cake: $1043 Reception Bar $1546 Champagne Toast $381 Sparkling Cider Toast $31 Room Delivery $10 2 Chef's Meals $60 50 lunch buffet @ 65.50 each $4220 Cake handling fee $219 DJ $1150 Mickey & Minnie $1200 Caricature Artists $1560 Reception total: $10635 Dessert Party Viewing Fees $662 Venue Fee $266 Menu @ $32/guest $2061 Catering Fee $91 Disney Photographer $300 Car Transportation for us $50 Dessert Party total: $3430 MK Photo Shoot $1400 TOTAL BEO $24,053 These are non Disney expenses we still have to pay: Balance on photography $1200 Videography $1500 Beaute Special $1000 Dress steaming $120 Rehearsal Dinner at 'Ohana's for all guests $2000 Bridesmaid outing 2 days before: unk, not planned yet Groomsmen Golfing 2 days before: $400 Groomsmen Gifts: no idea (We already bought gifts for my bridesmaids) DF Tux: not chosen yet, is $200 average? Gifts for Parents: not chosen yet Meal Plan for our 2 week Disney honeymoon, plus spending money $1120+ (we paid for the room and airfare already) We are thinking of cutting: the bar olives at pre-reception the bridesmaid/groomsmen outings extending the RD to all guests - maybe just bridal party + parents instead Major Domo Mickey & Minnie (sob!) caricature artists (this makes me angry because I was quoted only $500 at my PS, not $1500!) What else can I do???