Do you know that catering alone can cost $30 per guest? All in all, the reception costs can eat up 50 percent of your budget. By having a potluck wedding, you can cut the costs. Alongside that, you can give nicely printed recipe booklets as wedding favors.
A Yard Reception
Are you dreaming of having that destination wedding, with that luxurious bridal tiara from Malaysia? Before booking an expensive location, try browsing HomeExchange and Airbnb first. You will surely find a home with a beautiful yard where you can get married.
Afternoon Picnic Reception
More and more couples are now preferring picnic wedding receptions. Check if there is a farm that you can rent for your event. This outdoor space can be in the city or county. Others did theirs on state parks! The beautiful greenery would be a lot better than any wedding decoration you can purchase.
Instead of investing a big amount of money on a sit-down wedding reception, why not settle for a food tour with your guests? In a food tour, a tour guide will take you around many restaurants where you can sample 1 or 2 dishes. You are expected to stay around 30 minutes each place, and then move to the next food places for more rounds of deliciousness.
A Wedding Reception on a Local Theater
This is probably one of the most unique wedding reception locations you can consider. Look for an independent movie theater in the area that rents out their space. After saying “I do,” you can screen your favorite movies. Look for theater with the right type of vibe. If you want to extend your budget a bit more, you can give each guest popcorn with extra butter.