How to Organize a Low Budget Wedding Reception

     With the current economic crisis, most of the couples have postponed their wedding plans. However, with little negotiations and effort, you can surely plan a wedding ceremony within your budget. It is important to set priorities and use all the resources in an efficient way while planning for a wedding. Following are some tips that will help you organize a low budget wedding reception:

1. Look for discount packages: Most of the people think that holding a reception party at home will be less expensive. They don't take into consideration the money that will be spent on renting tables, chairs, chefs and many other things. So it is always a wise decision to look around in community centers, hotels, churches, restaurants etc.

2. Invitations: Most of the people spend lots of money on printing invitation cards for the guests. Why not email a wedding card? Why not make your own invitations with scrapbook paper and show off your artistic skills? You can find lots of ideas and templates online and make less expensive & unique invitation cards for your guests.

3. Use the elegant white color: If you have low budget for your wedding ceremony, it is advisable to stay monochromatic. Wasting time and money on setting up right color combinations will create unnecessary problems. Use white color theme; it will look beautiful and elegant. White flowers, white tablecloth with some candles will make the surroundings look magical.

4. Don't go plastic: Instead of wasting money on artificial plastic flowers, it is better to go green and save some money. Fresh flowers are cheap and can be arranged easily. The surroundings will look clean, fresh and graceful. Most of the wholesale shops provide people with various type of fresh flowers and inexpensive glass vases of different shapes and sizes.

5. Guest list: Always keep your guest number between 50 and 100. Also, you can provide limited guests with better quality food and other premium services. With limited guests, all the arrangements can be done in budget. So, always choose your guest list thoughtfully and make sure to include people that matters the most.

6. Food: Always ask for a buffet instead of seating dinner. It is less expensive and there is no shortage of food. Also, if you have a known catering service provider, it is better to get everything prepared from a reliable source. It will be cost effective and better than paying for food at a hotel or a restaurant.

7. Music: If you have enough financial resources, you can hire a DJ or any other professional band. However, if you don't have enough funds, consider hiring a university/college band or get some CD's and play them during reception. It's just a matter of 4-6 hours.

8. Decoration: It is better not to buy cheap things and make your wedding look cheesy. Use natural flowers, elegant tablecloths and candles. Keep it basic, neat and graceful.
These are the areas one should always consider in order to organize a low budget wedding reception. Pay attention to what matters the most. Always prioritize your work and plan ahead.

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