Whenever I’m interviewed for articles about wedding budgets I get asked, “What should someone do if they realize they are way over budget, and suddenly the wedding is out of control and something they can’t afford and don’t want? What practical solutions would you give them to scale back their wedding budget?” I always say, “Well they could call off the wedding and elope, or do something small.” And EVERY time it’s assumed I’m joking. And EVERY time, I’m really not. Today, Shana of Doomed for Happiness is going to tell you how they did just that. Then a little later today, we’ll get to see their whole (amazing, amazing, amazing) elopement wedding.