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Wedding Receptions - A Lot For A Little

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 first thing to look at is the food issue. There are people who realized that hot dogs, baked beans and potato salad goes the best. Other people do things like having a build your own taco bar. The catering bill is what makes it most expensive, so try to cook the food yourself, or have family members each bring something along. Many family members will be very happy and even honored to help cook for the reception party.

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.

Real flowers can get very costly, so look into using silk flowers which cut down the price big time. The will last forever, just like your marriage and cost much less. You can keep the memories from your wedding day for the next fifty years.

Children can even be employed for help with making some of the decorations. They will look at it as an arts and crafts project that will keep them busy while you iron out the other details to the wedding. They can possibly make confetti if you wish by cutting up pieces of colored construction paper.

In order to serve your guests comfortably, ask around and try to find some tables and chairs you can borrow from somebody, instead of renting them from a company. Then you will not have to worry so much about returning equipment by a deadline, equipment getting wrecked or stolen - and you'll save a lot of money, too.

When it is all said and done, planning and executing a great, memorable wedding reception doesn't necessarily have to be as costly as you may have thought. With just a little bit of thought, effort and smart shopping even you can make it happen, too.

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