Post # 1
What do you think about a reception at a restaurant? My wedding will be small (probably 40 or so guests) and this seems like a good cost effective strategy. The places I’m thinking of have rooms specifially for private parties, so it’s not like the group would be out with the rest of the people eating dinner.
The one BIG con I can think of is there’d probably be no place for dancing, but since FI and I are on uber budget I think that is something I can deal with.
Please tell me your thoughts on this!
Post # 3
Your fine. Many receptions have been in restaurants.
Have you asked the restaurant about dancing? They might have a solution. (ie moving tables after dinner.) But if it’s not that important to you or too expensive, don’t even worry about it. I think by having a more intimate wedding, and having it at a restaurant, your guests will not expect it to follow the same traditional wedding format. (And from my experience, if you only have 40 people, you never know that enough people attending will even be up for dancing.)
Post # 4
I agree w/ Tanya123 about the dancing issue. If our wedding was a little bit smaller, I definitely would have gone this route!