The wedding reception is where the cost of a wedding can get out of hand. This is typically the largest expense, but one of the easiest to cut down on costs. One way to lower the cost of your wedding reception is to try to keep your guest list to a minimum.
Do you really need to invite family members who you haven’t seen in years? You need to make smart choices when planning an affordable wedding. If your spouse to be and you can’t decide whether to invite someone, it’s probably best to leave them off the list.
Another way to save money on your wedding reception is in the choice of food. Instead of a three-course meal, you could opt for a hot and cold buffet. Just serving hors d’oeuvres at your wedding reception is another way to cut back on the cost.
The location of your wedding reception can also greatly increase the overall price of your wedding. Instead of having your reception at an expensive hotel or hall, why not consider having it at someone’s home or a club. There are many beautiful wedding receptions that are held at people’s homes.
Having your reception at a friend’s home also allows you to save money on the food and drinks. You can have the reception catered, and provide your own drinks. If you don’t want to have your reception at someone’s home, you could even book a restaurant.
Drinks at a reception can also greatly add to the cost of the wedding. Keep an open bar to a minimum and only serve beer, wine and soft drinks.
These few suggestions can help you save thousands of dollars on the cost of your wedding. Everyone will enjoy your day just the same whether you have your wedding reception at an elaborate hall or in the back yard of a family friend.