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To stick tight to your budget, before you meet with a vendor, get a rough idea of their price range
and don't meet with that vendor if you know that they're out of your price range. When you do meet with the vendor, tell them your budget up front so they can help you pick from options that will stay within your budget.
Even if Vendors are out of your price range you can negoiate with them. Sometimes Fridays and Sundays are cheaper than Saturday weddings. Give them your budget and see what they can do for you. Its worth a shot, if they are still out of your price range, move on to another vendor.