Hi everyone! I'm not yet engaged, but will likely be this winter and I wanted to just get a headstart on ideas for the kind of wedding I want/can realistically have. It will be a hindu wedding and initially I was thinking of doing it in Charlotte where my sister lives, but my bf has expressed interest in DC since my parents and other family members are here. I worry that it will be way more expensive to have it here. We have a budget of $35,000 roughly and hopefully no more than 200-250 guests. We were talking about a more "low-key" ceremony somewhere on the outskirts that is metro-accessible and spending more of the money on the reception in DC proper.
I'm assuming with that budget managing a DC reception would be impossible. Not to mention having a ceremony and reception in two different places would be hard on our guests. And I'm thinking our wedding date would be between october 2013 and january 2014. Thoughts?