I was SHOCKED to see on this website what they consider a budget wedding; $9,000 is nearly half of my salary. But I digress...
We are getting married on 12/11/10 and decided we're going to have it outside at my parent's property. (Don't worry, we live in Florida where the average winter temp. is about 60-70 midday) Our guest list is about 75 people. Here are the idea's I have down so far, please help me if you notice anything I need to do better.
1)We are going to have the ceremony in the front yard and the reception in the backyard under the HUGE pole barn. The pole barn is cemented and large enough to hold about 3 campers, car, and misc storage, so I'm not real worried about having to rent more than one tent for the front and a smaller tent to serve food in for the back.
2)We are having everything happen around 1:30/2pm, so we will be serving finger foods, desserts, and other misc snacks to avoid the price of a meal. We are just going to have beer and wine for the achoholic drinks and soda/tea/whatever for the rest of the lot.
3)My parent's property is rather large, so we'll have people drop off guests at the house and then park at the bottom of the property. We are going to avoid using the house for anything other than the 3 bathrooms inside. We are also going to have one of my dad's campers available for the bathroom in it for a total of 4.
4) Naturally all the invitations, decorating, and favors will be done by us. I have already started on those so it won't be all a cluster in November.
5)Going to have the computer connected to a stereo system for the music. Won't need someone manning the music all the time, but I will have someone in charge of it for when we have the first dance and other special dances.
The main problem I have now is covering the cement in the pole barn. We are going to rent a small dance floor for the middle, but should we paint the cement or will people really care what it looks like?
Have I missed or overlooked anything?