Weddings go hand-in-hand with tradition, happiness, family and friends. And while the memories are priceless, the festivities don’t come cheap. As today’s happy couples juggle financial priorities such as student loan debt, healthcare and housing, some are finding creative ways to rein in costs. Others are exploring how to budget, build savings and finance their special day in a smart, strategic way. See what the latest ideas are—both popular and controversial—for staying financially confident while still planning a dream wedding.