While you can cut wedding costs by hiring a DJ or doing the movie yourself, you may find it important to have live entertainment. Even if you feel you must have a live band for the full reception, there are still savings to be had. Hire a small band instead of a large one. Fewer members of the band usually result in a lower fee. You will also save a few extra dollars by feeding fewer people.
The above is from the Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride ebook.