receptions can be really expensive. I am planning a budget wedding and most of my guests will be heading on vacation on my wedding day so I know not everyone will stay for the reception. also I am not sure how members of my family will be there because its six hours away from where they all live. I was thinking of just having refreshments right after the ceremony with all the traditional things still included like the first dance and bouquet toss but I wont have a full on reception which is what i want but i also want everyone to stick around.I just don't see it working out how i vision it. so i thought maybe have the small short reception and then have a nice one with a dj and everything when I go home on vacation so that all my family member can be apart of the celebration. what do you think? what would you do?