So, it has been tricky trying to manage a small, interfaith, second wedding on a limited budget, but I think we have it figured out.
So, we got a small room at a restaurant, and are doing everything there. My fiance will be coming from his graduation ceremony (starts at 2), and we will have hors d'oevres starting at 6:30pm. We will get married in front of a fireplace, and then have dinner until the place closes at 10pm.
So there are pros and cons.
Pros - not a lot to decorate, room doesn't cost us (but the food sure does!), no dj, no wedding party.
Cons- we have to go through the restaurant in wedding garb to get to this room (awkward), we are really kind of pressed for timing should graduation go long, not exactly a "sacred" place, we are skipping some traditions (first dance is the one that bothers me a little), and... it is really pricey "per meal". We can do it if we serve softdrinks and no bar, but I'm really concerned if we offer open bar.
What do you think?