I just got married last fall and planned the entire wedding myself. It was a ton of work (now I know what people only want a big wedding once!) but it was worth it. The day came together as perfect (though the minister was 2 hrs late!) I also did a ton of price shopping for my photographer, caterer, DJ, rental stuff, etc which made me really knowledgeable and put me ahead of the game for negotiations with these services. I also had my boutineers and bouquets done by a professional florist, but bought a ton of extra flowers from Wal-mart that morning...they were beautiful and cheap for decorations. The wedding was outdoors and fall themed. I highly recommend doing it yourself (if you can handle a bit of stress!) It makes things really satisfying to watch everything come together, especially with an audience.