Instead of signing up for a pre-wedding shoot package, you can source for affordable gowns, decor and artificial bouquets for your pre-wedding shoot at Taobao. Then you only need to hire a photographer for the pictures. And, instead of a hotel celebration, do as we did – rent a venue and hire a wedding caterer. To ensure you get a good wedding caterer, plan way in advance for food tastings, and read online reviews from other like-minded budget brides. Budget tips aside, remember to enjoy the process.