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Inexpensive Yet Awesome Wedding Reception

Jul 21, 2008
With the economy the way it is today, more and more people are looking at ways that they can still hold the marvelous wedding reception of their dreams without breaking the bank at the same time. Well I am here to tell you that it is possible - in fact many people hold their parties for figures under one hundred dollars (not counting rings and clothing for the grooms and bridesmaids, of course); and I'm going to show you how.

The big expense of food is a good place to start. Some have trading in the princess themes and gone for the picnic theme instead. Use gingham table cloths and your guest won?t mind when you put some red hots and buns, and beans on the grill. There?s also the TexMex build your own taco or burrito buffet. Catering can be a gigantic expense, if its available to you cook your food yourself or have a family member take over the kitchen duties. Family is always honored to take over an important duty like this.

Your favorite bartender from the local watering hole or friends and relatives could man the bar or take care of the set-up and clean-up for you. Hiring one of them can save you hundreds, or they may be willing to do it in exchange for your wedding gift, because it is your special day. Also, hold your reception close to the ceremony site and save on travel.

Using silk flowers is an inexpensive, and not to mention great idea as an alternative to real flowers. Not only do they cost less but they will last forever; keeping all of the memories from your wedding day alive in your mind even fifty years down the road.

Create decorations with any children in the family. The arts and craft project can act as a babysitter and occupy them while the adults help you with other plans. Construction paper confetti or handwritten place cards can add a personal amusing touch to your tables? displays.

Borrow tables and chairs for friends, rather than renting from a professional company. Once you put table cloths and center pieces in place no one will recognize if they are mismatched. Add flowers or bows to the chairs for a unified look. Using equipment from friends and family saves you from worry of deadlines, besides all the rental fees. They will be more willing to help and lone these items to you not only because it is your day, but also in the name of wedding gifts as well.

A memorable and classy wedding day and reception is all planning and executing and not necessarily all money. Using all your resources doesn?t have to mean your whole bank account. Save on the costly items and use a little bit of thought, effort and carefully shopping and you can pull it off, and save your money for the honeymoon.
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It is commonplace for a guests to bring wedding presents to the reception. You may receive great personalized housewarming gifts like wine gifts.
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