It is normal to hear people say things like ‘I am saving for my wedding’ or ‘This wedding is costing me an arm and a leg’. It is also normal to hear stories of people who went broke from wedding expenses.
Beyond the stress of planning a wedding, the cost can be especially when you’re working with a tight budget. In our society, family and friends help but more often than not the burden falls on the couple to foot all the bills. People are always looking for inexpensive options and bargains when it comes to wedding planning.
In this post, writer Kerry Aberman suggests having a reception a few months after the ceremony. Think about it; most guests only show up for the reception anyway. So you’ll be giving them what they want.
Also, once the tag of ‘wedding’ is appended to an event, prices go up. As Kerry noted, “The more people we talked to, the more we realized no single word raises the rates for services as quickly as the word wedding.”
You can save money on venue, entertainment, food, decorations and so on.
So, what do you think? Can you have your wedding reception months after the ceremonies proper?