Is this a crazy idea??My FI and I are basically paying for the wedding/reception ourselves... My mom is giving $1K- (includes my dress and helping with invites), My GMA is making the food, and paying for it(big help here!) The hall we are renting for the reception is pretty good sized and we will have 100 guests... I have been desperately looking for a place to hold a small ceremony that is cheap as we were going to just do the city hall thing at first to save money as the party is more important to me than the ceremony location.... I just had a thought though while scoping out ceremony venues... The rental price for hall is for all day- Why don't we just hold the simple ceremony in the same room already decorated for the reception? I was thinking of doing a ballon arch or floral arch on the dance floor for the backdrop... The civil ceremony would be short and sweet- I have a MOH and he has a Best Man that is it.... So the guests would sit at the tables where they would be eating dinner after the ceremony-This would save $ as we only have to pay the officiant to come to the hall we are already using-but I don't know if people would think its weird... otherwise we would only have 10 of the 100 guests at the ceremony. This way everyone could see..... Hmmmmm Thoughts?