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Creative Wedding Receptions

Coming up with creative themes for your wedding reception that aren’t going to break the bank and ruin your post wedding bliss, are not easy to find.  It is never easy to lower the costs with weddings, but Connor R. Sullivan has some clever suggestions for a creative and inexpensive wedding reception.

By Connor R Sullivan

If you are planning or have ever helped someone plan a wedding, you know how expensive it can be. Even those who try to cut cost often find that there are very few traditional methods for having an inexpensive event. However, if you are willing to use some creativity and be flexible, there are plenty of ways to cut costs. The important thing is to decide what your priorities are and choose just one or two splurges. The other aspects can be done on the cheap but still seem as if you are having an elegant, fun, celebratory occasion. The first thing you can do to lessen the amount you will spend on the reception is to find inexpensive food solutions.

Instead of serving a full sit down dinner, consider serving only cake and other desserts. If you have an afternoon or later evening wedding, people may not be expecting a full dinner. Serving cake, pastries, and delicious dessert wines is a great way to cut costs. Another option for cutting food costs is to serve non-traditional wedding meals. The average wedding meal of rubbery chicken or overcooked steak often costs ten or twenty dollars per serving. For a more affordable choice, go for casual and fun food that is still filling such as something like BBQ catering or a corporate catering service which can provide delicious, casual meals guests will love. Your reception will have a more casual feel with a meal like this, but it will still be a lot of fun and a great way to celebrate the occasion.

Food is not the only way to cut wedding costs. Many times it is the venue rental fees that add to the cost of the event. Instead of opting for a high-end wedding reception hall, go for something for casual and cost effective. If you have a place that is large enough, consider having the reception in your home, or the home of a friend or family member. Depending on the climate in which you live, the outdoor space of a private home can make for a great reception location. If no one has a home large enough or no one is up for setting up and cleaning up, you can choose a nearby park or lake-front.

There are sometimes rental fees associated with these locations, but they are typically hundreds of dollars less than traditional wedding reception venues. All it takes is a little decoration and a beautiful outdoor view to make for a great location. Have a friend head over to the site beforehand to set up. In some cases, you can even have the ceremony at the location. Speak with your wedding officiate to see if they are willing to perform an outdoor ceremony. Weddings can be expensive, but with a few cost cutting ideas, you can have a fantastic reception without spending a ton of money. Use your imagination, commit to being flexible, and remember the important part of the wedding is being surrounded by your friends and family on your special day.

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For more information on creating your wedding and reception, take a look at our website, Perfect Wedding, which has a fast-growing database of wedding related information. Finding a gorgeous venue or dress becomes so much simpler.

Date Posted: 2010-11-19
Posted By: Perfect Wedding
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