There's no allure to overspending, trust me, we do not have the money! Hulky and I are just barely not living paycheck to paycheck right now, we have very minimal savings and I don't expect to have much more next year. We don't even have enough to cover a month's worth of rent, should anything happen. Not good! My parents are going to pay for most of everything. They will likely pay for about 90% of it, with the last 10% being Hulky's suit and our gifts to best man and best lady (and whoever else we feel like).
I'm hoping I'll get a more-than-decent raise that will really help all our savings. My annual review is in May, so we'll find out then. Last year, I got a 12% raise, but that was probably mostly to make up for starting me kind of low, since I didn't have any corporate technical experience (worked at my university and then as a tech in a Sony retail store). They told me it was for the increase in responsibilities I had and would be taking on. They said a typical raise is 3-5% every year, sometimes 7-10% if someone is REALLY exceptional. He put in a special request to get my raise at 12%.
If I get my A+ certification this year, that might be grounds for a better raise next year, but I don't have the money for the exams now, or even the study materials! That would only help our savings after May of next year, so it wouldn't really impact the wedding, maybe just the honeymoon.