Before I go on to the rest of the wedding I want to put a little bug in your ear.
If your a couple who has been together for a while you may very well have all the dishes in the world you need... and other such things that people give at weddings..
Instead why not ask family with gifting parts of your wedding?
A friend of ours suggested it one day. She asked us what do you really need for your wedding?
My answer at that time was the cake. I had tried making one myself which turned out great but with everything else I was doing I was worried about time. She and her other half took care of our cake as a wedding presant.
My grandparents helped with the photography and the dinner.
And my praents paid for the DJ
There were other bits of help along the way...
But with all this help we made the cost as low as possiable on everything and as more post go up you'll see how!