Let me incur your wrath by saying I don't hold much stock in the need for a high-price wedding.
I just think it is all way, way, way out of control... in the money that is spent, the time and effort expended and the thought that it is absolutely necessary. I'm all for simplicity and creativity in the ceremony by which two are married. (Perhaps that is because I've been in 17 weddings in my lifetime....!)
There was a funny show about getting creative with your first dance at the wedding reception/dance. It was called "Rock the Reception". People arranged to have Emmy nominated choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha D'Umo choreograph their wedding party for the first dance. Some fun clips from that:
Running with that idea, apparently choreographers and dance teachers all over the US have been getting gigs to make weddings more creative. Not just the reception, mind you.
Take a look at this (hope you enjoy it as much as I did!):