What months or time of year is considered the cheapest? Do places for a reception have hiring rates during certain months? I live at the Jersey Shore so I know if I went away locally, hotel rates are always about $100-$200 more a night than it is during the fall/winter...I didn't know if this applied to reception places as well. Also, I'm planning a budget wedding and didn't know if there were any tricks of trade to have the ultimate, beautiful, budget wedding. Thanks so much!