The economy is rough. Everyone is feeling the pinch. And it's understandable to want to get the most bang for your buck now, especially with planning your wedding. But do not cut corners to cut your costs. Remember that your vendors are priced, among other things, according to experience & expertise. Just because a vendor is priced lower does not necessarily mean you are getting the most bang for your buck. In fact, you won't know until your wedding day rolls around...that's a big chance to take.
And while we're on the subject of pricing, just because your wedding will have only 75 guests, or is taking place in only 3 weeks, does not mean a discount is deserved. We will work just as hard on your 75 person wedding, and possibly even harder on your wedding happening in 3 weeks as we would on a 200 person wedding happening in months time.
Dear brides, be picky- you deserve to be so. But also open your mind and eyes to the big picture. Really look at what you're getting for the price.