While you shouldn't skimp on a quality photographer, this doesn't mean that you can't get beautiful photography on a budget. Most quality photographers will present you with packages that bare a minimum cost of at least $2000. Do not scratch these vendors off of your list just yet if their prices don't fall within your budget. NEGOTIATE! Many photographers are willing to work with you and customize a package that fits your needs and budget.
Suggest cutting the price down by hiring their services for the wedding and having the photographer send you a CD with all of the images and a copyright release after the wedding. You can upload your photos at an online photo lab like www.bayphoto.com where you can print professional pictures at a fraction of the cost of what your photographer would charge you. End up with a fine album of wedding pictures while saving a little extra money to put towards that honeymoon!