Im going to be having a pretty non-traditional wedding. I thought about it for quite a while, and decided there are some places I really would like to spend our money (photo/video/music/dress) and some areas where I just cant see spending big bucks (like the cake which is just gonna get eaten anyway!)
So although I haven't picked the venue just yet, Im really leaning towards the clubhouse at my Aunt & Uncle's community - its VERY, VERY fancy, but will be a LOT less expensive than having it at a hotel or ballroom.
But I wonder if people will find it tacky? I mean, the place looks like a golf or country club, but its a residential clubhouse. Does that seem odd or cheap?
Another area Im really looking at going non-trad is my officiant - my fiance and I are fairly non religious, but rather than have a reform whatever-the-clergy do it and charge their donation or fee, Im thinking about having my sister do it, shes a notary public and legally allowed to do so. Plus, she's really funny and witty and a very good public speaker.
But again, will this come across as clever and personal or just look like 'the bride is cheap she's having her sister do the ceremony'?
What are your thoughts?