Cheap Wedding Reception Ideas That Are Chic and Cheap

If you’re like any other bride to be, you’re probably thinking of a way to lessen that post wedding reception expense but without sacrificing the quality of the whole experience. Don’t worry there are many cheap wedding reception ideas that won’t break the bank but still look good.

One great chunk of the whole cost of receptions is the location it is going to be held at. Check out a few local establishments in your area to find out which of these offer reception services. You should check every place out to find a perfect offer that won’t sacrifice the quality of the reception experience. These areas should first be reasonably priced but should also be aesthetically pleasing as well.

Another simple alternative to the whole reception scenario would be to have it at home or at the home of relatives. Don’t be fooled though, “simple” doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t do your homework. You’re still going to check out different catering services for the cost of their reception or party packages. By doing this you should be able to get an estimate as to how much you will have to shell out for such a reception. These packages should include the rental and use of tables, cutlery, food services and if possible, waiting services.

If you’re one who enjoys being close to nature, you might want to consider having your reception at a local park or reserve. You should contact the owners if they are privately owned and ask for permission. If the park is a government managed area then you should call your town hall to ask for permission about holding a party. These parks may have rules and regulations you aren’t aware of. These rules may be about the number of allowable people, the volume of the music played or any other requests the managing group may have. The look you can achieve at parks is so natural that this should become the theme of the reception. This could be maintained by having beautiful rose arrangement set up at the canopy being used.

If you enjoy cooking, you might want to take control of the food preparations yourself. You can cook your whole menu earlier and freezing it to prepare it for the reception. You can even make it a family affair by gathering your relatives a day prior to the date of the reception. It will surely be a day of fun for the entire family.

Great ideas include simple recipes such as rolled meats, rosemaried potatoes, decorated salmon dishes, stuffed tomatoes, pastry hors d’oeuvres and bite-sized chocolate cakes or strawberries dipped in chocolate.

If you don’t have time to take on cooking yourself you may want to call in the catering services. Like any other service though, call around to pick out the group which suits your taste and budget.

If you decide to hold your reception at an area that doesn’t have cutlery and other dining items, you might as well rent them from another source. There are many establishments that specifically offer this service. Search your local listings for a great offer.

Your wedding favors may also be composed of food. You can buy chocolate molds that are available at most craft supply shops. You should then buy chocolate, melt it, pour it in the molds and then chill. Seal these chocolates well and then decorate them with pretty bows before the big day comes.