Post # 1
We are trying to budget so we can buy a house. FI says we should do a dinner at a restaurant with 30-40 close friends and family. We put deposits on a DJ and venue already so we would lose about $1300, but we would save more money in the long run. I love the idea of just a dinner, but I was looking forward to the first dance and father daughter dance.
Any input on which to do, I am equally torn.
Would it be silly to have the dinner in restaurant and mention how it’s important to have the dances to me and still do it without a DJ when it doesnt give anyone else an opportunity to dance?
I was also thinking of the small dinner and then having some friends and cousins (the younger crowd who is into it) go out to bar/ club so we can dance and keep party going. Informally invite, by word of mouth. I would wear my dress or change into a shorter reception dress.
**I still will have a beautiful ceremony and have bridesmaids and groomsmen**
Post # 3
This is actually what i was thinking about doing. My FI and i have been planning a wedding since 2009 and placed a downpayment on the place we wanted but came to reality that we just dont have the money for a big fancy wedding!!! We losted about 500 dollars but also in the long run will save money! I like yourself will still have a nice ceremony and also thinking of just going to dinner afterwards. We would still have a cake but No dancing… I too want my first dances and this made me unsure about the whole dinner afterwards though. The resturant I am thinking about has a band play outside so maybe find a restaurant in your area that does the same and when you get a chance go dance!!! I also like the idea of going to a bar afterwards and dancing the night away!!!
Post # 4
@Kluchin: Its an upbeat wedding… Ceremony,dinner, than go dancing with your bridal party ensure that everyone gets the memo though. I bet you will have fun, and save money for your home