Hello! My goodness am I relieved to find this. We have begun planning for a wedding in the fall of 2013, the specific date isn't too important to us. We plan on inviting 120 guests, and expect 100 or less will be able to make it. The problem we are finding is that a lot of places have preferred caterers and other costs and after venue fees, catering, and a bar tab we are well over $8,000. Do you, in your collective wedding planning brilliance, have ideas on less expensive venues, and venues who aren't strict about catering and beverage services, while maintaining a sense of whimsy and style? Ready, go!