Just wondering how you would go about having family and only very close friends at the ceremony and dinner and then opening up the venue to other friends for the reception to celebrate with us. I know this isn't traditional, but our entire budget is $3000
. The venue can only hold about 50 people, so I'm really torn about this, also do we have a dance or not. His side of the family doesn't drink, mine does.... so many questions I don't even know where to start.
We were going to provide a couple of bottles of wine per table with dinner, but then everything else is cash bar. ( I know how most of you feel about that, but we are both students and can't afford anything else)
Please provide friendly responses only. We can't help that we have a very small budget.
Thank you for your thoughts.