It’s been confirmed that former first daughter Chelsea Clinton will marry longtime boyfriend Mark Mezvinsky on July 31.  The specifics are sketchy at best, as Clinton is known for keeping her life out of the public eye, but New York Magazine revealed some details last week on possible locations and wedding dress designer rumors.  For more, check out the CBS Early Show’s Tuesday interview with Doree Shafrir, a contributing editor for NYMag, above.

How can you ensure your wedding is memorable while on a budget?

Cupid’s Advice:

Not everyone has the money and resources to plan a small and private wedding.  In this economy, however, it’s not unusual to choose low-key options.  Here are some of Cupid’s ways to scale down the reception while leaving a lasting impression:

1. Have a house reception: Ask friends and family that own large property if they could lend you their space as a wedding gift.  If they’ve been hit by the economy, this will be a gift that gives back!

2. Keep it simple: Not everyone needs a towering floral display on every table.  Small touches, like votive candles and rose petals, can go a long way.  If you’re fortunate enough to use a private house, bring decor from the ceremony to serve a double-duty shift.

3. Just hit play: Create a wedding play list on your iPod and ask a friend or family member who loves to ham it up if they’d like to MC your big night.  This makes your event even more personal than it already is!